The Wizards' toughest matchup for the last two seasons, and Southeast Division foe, already is facing adversity three games into the season.
The NBA is littered with ex-Wizards or players from the greater D.C./Baltimore area.
The strength of the Wizards should be their bench, but through three games that has yet to come to fruition this season.
Drew Gooden can always find the metaphor to put the Wizards' successes or failures in perspective.
A winning record this early in the season for the Wizards, after three games, hasn't happened in five years.