Rasual Butler didn't just stick around to earn a paycheck as the 15th man on the bench. He earned playing time after he took the job from younger foes in training camp.
A lot changed for Kris Humphries after he injured his left groin late in the season and it cost him 17 games.
It wasn't until after the All-Star break that Drew Gooden began to surge. He started the season opener and led the Wizards with 18 points when Nene was out with a suspension.
Unfortunately for Nene, the lasting memory of him in a Wizards uniform will be of Game 5 vs. the Atlanta Hawks when his man, Al Horford, stormed in for the winning putback at the buzzer.