2010-11 Wizards Preview
Three to watch
Experience: Sixth season.
High School: South Kent Prep (Conn.).
Acquired: Selected 49th overall in 2005 draft.
Last season: 14.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 47.8 FG%
Versatile, talented big man with quickness, agility, ball-handling skills and scoring ability. Had a breakout, potential-affirming performance in final 32 games last season, averaging 22.1 points, 8.3 rebounds.
Lacks conditioning after breaking right foot this summer. A poor post defender. A decent passer, but doesn't look for teammates enough. Relies on jumper too much. Two dust-ups with Saunders last season raise doubts about maturity.
The rest of the roster
 Guard Age: 25. Season: Fourth.
|G: 74. |
PPG: 8.6 .
|A streaky shooter who can score in bunches. A great one-on-one scorer, he has become effective coming off screens. Excellent leaper. ||Tends to drift and lose focus when his shot isn't falling. Needs to develop better all-around game. Remains a mediocre defender. Still struggles to grasp schemes.|
 Guard Age: 26. Season: Second.
|G: 25. |
|A combo guard who can play either position. An unselfish player and a strong, solid defender. Nicknamed "Baby Microwave" for his ability to heat up and score. ||Has yet to show ability to run a team. Makes questionable decisions as a point guard. Relatively undersized. Lacks lateral quickness.|
 Forward-Guard Age: 30. Season: Eighth.
|G: 35. |
|Former all-star is a feisty competitor who can slash to the basket or hit step-back jump shot. A versatile wing player with long, active arms. Aggressive defender. Accustomed to winning. ||Will be out first few weeks with left knee injury. Missed 77 games past two seasons with injuries. Production has declined since career-best season in 2007-08.|
 Guard Age: 28. Season: 10th.
|G: 32. |
|More natural as shooting guard. Fearless competitor and dynamic scorer with limitless range on jumper. Freed from primary ball-handling duties, can take more quality shots. ||Injuries and a 50-game suspension for bringing guns to locker room have limited him to 47 games the last three seasons. Immature. Mediocre defender.|
 Forward Age: 20. Season: First.
| n/a ||Physically imposing big man provides strength. Moves great for his size. Has tremendous upside. Sets solid screens. ||Very raw. Has awkward form on his jump shot. Speaks limited English, which makes adjustment to NBA more difficult.|
 Forward Age: 26. Season: Fourth.
|G: 75. |
|A natural scorer, he can slash and finish. Averaged nearly 17 points in second season. Has shown flashes of being capable perimeter defender. Arrived in best shape of career. ||Struggles with inconsistency on offense and defense. Energy level oscillates. Lacks reliable jump shot for offense that requires catch-and-shoot players.|
 Forward Age: 25. Season: Third.
|G: 18. |
|Aggressive on offense with sweet stroke. Can finish at the rim. Has good fundamentals and ideal shooting guard build. Active defender. ||Poor ball-handler. Does a few things well, but isn't extraordinary at anything.|
 Center-forward Age: 25. Season: Fifth.
|G: 33. |
|Hard-working, intelligent, very unselfish and a decent passer. Active on glass, plays good team defense and individual post defense. ||Has struggled with confidence. Plays timid at times. Had undistinguished career and was traded two times last season.|
 Forward Age: 23. Season: Fourth.
|G: 52. |
|Versatile forward who can stretch the floor. Has deceptive athleticism and quickness. Decent rebounder. Coming off impressive performance in FIBA World Championship. ||Poor finisher at the rim. Offers limited resistance inside on defense. Can be overly reliant on his jump shot. Confidence waivers with his ability to score.|
 Center Age: 21. Season: Third.
|G: 60. |
|A supremely athletic big man. Can block shots and supply highlight dunks. Has incredible size and length. Endurance has improved after discovering he has athletic asthma. ||Focus on shot-blocking keeps him from being a better rebounder. Often prefers style over substance. Still lacks strength inside. Tends to collect cheap fouls.|
 Forward Age: 22. Season: First.
|n/a||Relentless, fast, energy player compensates for lack of height with hustle. Excels in individual low-post defense and trapping. ||Lacks size to consistently play power forward and outside shot to play small forward. Struggles grasping zone and team defensive schemes.|
 Center Age: 23. Season: First
|n/a||A good shot blocker, was Big East defensive player of the year. Hard worker with positive attitude. Great teammate who lightens mood in locker room. Has steady learning curve. ||Extremely raw. Limited offensively. Lacks a go-to move inside. Despite size, not a great rebounder. Wizards had hoped he'd find employment in Europe.|