Hardly any words will be said by John Wall or Kyrie Irving -- in the media, about or to each other -- but they know what Thursday's All-NBA selections mean in the big picture.
The ride involved different twists and turns, but the result remained the same. The Washington Wizards finished fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season.
To John Wall, the way the 2014-15 season ended for the Wizards didn't feel a lot different than a year ago when they were eliminated in Game 6 to the Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center.
This is an unexpected break for the Wizards, who will have at least six days off before starting their second-round series.