Offense has always come naturally for the Wizards. John Wall has the speed to create a shot every time down the floor and Bradley Beal eats corner threes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But what makes this group special is that they haven’t even reached their potential.
Sure, it’s easy to say that John Wall averages 19.9 points and 8.8 steals per game and that should be good enough for him–not so. What about those 3.6 turnovers per game? This was a slight uptick from the 3.2 turnovers per game that he averaged last year, so I think he can not only get back to 3.2, but drop below 3 TOPG per game for the first time in his career. That would be a huge boon to the Wizards, who are secretly one of the better passing teams in the league (Gortat and Nene are underrated in this regard).
While Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr. didn’t show us much last year–Glen Rice, Jr. played in only eleven games–they looked great in this year’s Las Vegas Summer League. If Otto Porter can adapt his game to play as a second- third- or even fourth-option on offense, he can be one of the most versatile players in the league.