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John Wall now longest tenured Washington Wizard

With Washington continuing to do a complete overhaul of their team, former Cat and 2010 first overall pick, John Wall, is now the longest tenured Wizard. Wall has probably been Washington’s best player since he was drafted by the organization — which explains the quick roster transformation. As he continues to get better and the Wizards put better talent around him there’s no telling how good this team can be.

“We have changed up the team roster and make-up completely. We will enter season three of our ownership with an entirely new lineup from when we acquired the team. Our first rookie class – led by John Wall, who enters season three on his rookie contract – is now our most tenured player on the team,” Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said. “That was a very fast makeover.”

With the addition of Bradley Beal, this is how the Wizard’s lineup could possibly look next season:

G-Wall

G-Beal

F-Trevor Ariza

F-Jan Vessly

C- Nene

On paper, it looks like Wall will finally have a formidable team around him. Any predictions on how they finish in the Eastern Conference?

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

22 Comments for John Wall now longest tenured Washington Wizard



  1. James K
    8:02 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    That is a much better team for John to develop around.



  2. Johnny Wall
    8:03 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe the 8 spot in the playoffs if were lucky!



  3. kyboy01
    8:05 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    The wizzards will finish at 22 and 60. The five players listed about will not be on the roster at seasons end.



  4. Owen
    8:08 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Jan Vesely? I think it’s far more likely they start Singleton or Booker than Vesely at this point. Vesely barely got any minutes last year and wasn’t even any good in the summer league. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Beal come off the bench at first, too. They’ve got Jordan Crawford who is a pretty good scorer as it is.

    As for predictions–I still think they’re a lottery team but they could possibly compete for a 7/8 seed in the playoffs if they are a little lucky. Either way, I think it’ll be a lot better than the previous few years for them.



  5. Jimbo Daniels
    8:16 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    8 seed playoffs. Will be difficult because underachieving teams in East will beat Bulls, Derrick Roseless. East is weak on the bottom. Just have to flow for multiple game stretches which did not exist before. Jimmy Boy Wall is going to become a MAN this year.



  6. Bob Einstein
    8:18 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    They will finish 31 and 51. No bench.



  7. BPsycho
    8:39 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    “Any predictions on how they finish in the Eastern Conference?”

    Uh yeah, they’ll still be in the east when they finish.



  8. JohnnyBOY
    8:52 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    this is considered a formidable team? compared to who?



  9. yesterdays
    9:18 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    This all depends on Wall. Needs to cut down his turnovers and take better shots. Maybe this lineup will take some of the scoring pressure off of him. Hopefully Beal and Ariza can spread the floor for him to drive and take advantage of what he does best- get to the hoop.



  10. RealTalk
    9:25 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Their ceiling this year is definitely 7/8 seed in playoffs



  11. This Sucks
    9:39 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wall is a lot like Rondo. Put him with good players and he will be great but with less players not so much. This will be a good learning for him. When they do get a good cast around him he will be a all- star. Looks like management knows he needs help and are trying instead of putting the blame on him like a Cleveland team did to anther #1 pick out of UK in anther sport.



  12. The Wiz
    10:19 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with 4.
    Vessly?? Singleton and/or Booker are much more likely.
    As well as Seraphin and/or Okafor.
    Vessly is more of a 3 man & is way down the depth chart.



  13. cal'sbelly
    10:35 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Wall and boogie would be wearing orange jumpsuits without basketball.



  14. Littlebighorn
    10:48 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    Emeka Okafor definitely takes the four spot over Vesely if healthy, but if not I stand by Vesely over Singleton/Booker, he can play.



  15. E
    10:51 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    They have no star player, need an elite PF and they would be on their way.



  16. BCinVA
    11:10 pm July 23, 2012 Permalink

    I live in VA and get to see all the Wiz games on local cable. I predicted last season they’d end up 8-58. After they swapped out JaVale McGee for Nene they got better and should be better yet this season, but somewhere in the 28-34 win range would be a reasonable guess.



  17. Duke Sucks
    12:39 am July 24, 2012 Permalink

    If they need a PF call the Rockets they have about 20



  18. The Real Don Draper
    3:02 am July 24, 2012 Permalink

    I think that this is the first year that john has a good team around him, but they will still struggle to make the playoffs, if him and Nene come in strong I think they have a chance to make the 7 or 8 seed but with Miami, Chicago(who I hope come back strong after losing most of their bench and DRose for half the season) Indiana,New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Philly… that only leaves one spot open really, I hope John can make a name and bring DC to the promise land.



  19. The Real Don Draper
    3:03 am July 24, 2012 Permalink

    maybe they can make a trade for Carlos Boozer, god knows Bull’s fans want him gone…



  20. BPsycho
    5:02 am July 24, 2012 Permalink

    #16 JaVale “Oh **** I gotta get back on D, oh **** never mind we still got the ball” McGee.



  21. Steve
    8:49 am July 24, 2012 Permalink

    Who the hell is Jan Vessly??



  22. Hoop Fiend
    11:49 am July 24, 2012 Permalink

    We have much different definitions of the word “formidable”.