A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE WIZARDS
In all of my years in the NBA, I don't think I've ever seen a more dysfunctional group of players than the Wizards last season. It's as if the Wizards were trying to put together the dysfunction knuckleheads.... John Wall is a willing passer. He's got a pretty good knack at finding guys. He's hard to keep out of the paint off the dribble, but he's such a reluctant shooter—and that's got to change.... You have to give them credit for taking on Nenê's big contract. The deal he signed was one of those that as soon as the ink was dry, you're kind of second-guessing it. He's still a good player. He is a huge body, but he moves well, he's nimble, has great feet.... Bradley Beal was the best shooting guard in the draft, but with only one year of college and the fact that he had some inconsistency with his shot, this will be a developmental year for him. No one should be surprised if he's not ready to light the world on fire.... With Wall out, that leaves the ball in A.J. Price's hands for now. The defense won't get sucked in as much with Price as it would with Wall, and the other guys on the team are going to find Price does not get them open shots like Wall does.