J.R. Smith


The Wizards don't know their next round opponent and would be an underdog against the likely foe, top-seeded Atlanta Hawks.


The irony here is that during the first full month of the NBA season, after the Wizards tore through the Cleveland Cavaliers at Verizon Center, smiles were galore.


Against another top team in the East, the Wizards again have lost their grip on a head-to-head matchup that could heavily impact the postseason seedings with Friday's 127-89 loss to the Cleveland


Now that the holidays are over, let's jump into my first mailbag of 2015.


How little did the Wizards truly think of the New York Knicks, who now have lost a franchise-record 13 games in a row after a 101-91 loss at Verizon Center in front of 16,902?