Instead of my usual takeaways -- that'll come after the Wizards play the Brooklyn Nets for the second time in a row Saturday -- let's look at what they must fix to turn things around after Friday'
Brook Lopez sat in front of his corner locker draped in red towels. The quirky Brooklyn Nets center wasn't making a fashion statement or an odd protest amid trade rumors.
All of a sudden, those big wins vs. the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs don't look quite as good.
So much for Paul Pierce facing off with Kevin Garnett for the first time since 2007.
No matter how unrealistic some might find Paul Pierce for believing that the Wizards could compete for a championship before coming here, he has them convinced them that they can.