Second-year point guard John Wall (16.4 ppg, 8.3 apg) is a superstar in the making, and he will have an intriguing rookie to work with in first-round pick Jan Vesely, a 6'11" forward. Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee give the Wizards a talented, if inconsistent, front line.
What they need
Time, really. There is a supply of solid young talent (Wall, Vesely, second-year shooting guard Jordan Crawford) that will need the freedom to learn on the fly. The bench could use a boost if guard Nick Young is not re-signed, but Washington won't make a move that will eat into its cap space beyond this season.
The Wizards will improve on last season's 23 wins, though likely not by much. Coach Flip Saunders will try to develop Wall & Co. so they are in a position to be competitive a year from now. Staying in the playoff hunt through March would be a successful season.