If you're like me, the idea of Paul Pierce wearing a Wizards jersey remains odd.
Paul Pierce is expected to be in D.C.
On paper, change always looks good but in reality there are challenges. For the Wizards, that'll come in reforming without Trevor Ariza.
En route to his first All-Star appearance last season, John Wall had his way with the Brooklyn Nets and Deron Williams, who has been declining in recent years because of health issues.
This time last summer it wasn't a forgone conclusion that the Wizards would even make the playoffs.
A year later they're expected to compete for the Eastern Conference title.