0 Gilbert Arenas

Height: 6 feet 4. Weight: 210. Position: Point guard.

Experience: Fifth season. College: Arizona.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in August 2003.

2004-05: 25.5 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.7 rpg.

Strengths: Few players work harder at their game. Nearly unstoppable off the dribble and has added range to his jump shot. Able to take contact and finish plays in traffic. Is only 23 years old, which means his best ball should be ahead of him.

Weaknesses: More of a pure scorer than a pure point guard. Has physical tools to be a great defender but must want to do it night in, night out. Must control emotions.

1 Jared Jeffries

Height: 6-11. Weight: 240. Position: Guard-forward.

Experience: Fourth season. College: Indiana.

How acquired: Drafted in the first round (11th overall) by Washington in the 2002 NBA draft.

2004-05: 6.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2 apg.

Strengths: Versatility. Good ballhandler who can play guard, small forward and power forward, depending on matchups. Runs the floor well. Long arms and quick feet make him an ideal fit for Coach Eddie Jordan's full-court presses and half-court traps.

Weaknesses: Does not always play like a 6-11 forward and sometimes drifts through games. Needs to finish at the rim with more consistency. Not a great outside shooter.

3 Caron Butler

Height: 6-7. Weight: 228. Position: Forward.

Experience: Fourth season. College: Connecticut.

How acquired: Via trade from Los Angeles Lakers along with Chucky Atkins in exchange for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit this summer.

2004-05 (Lakers): 15.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.9 apg.

Strengths: A classic scorer with excellent midrange game. Strength, balance and leaping ability allow him to go through contact and finish at the rim. Competitive. Is determined to have a breakout season.

Weaknesses: Career 29.9 percent shooter from three-point range. Can be beaten off the dribble by quicker guards and forwards.

4 Antawn Jamison

Height: 6-9. Weight: 235. Position: Forward.

Experience: Eighth season. College: North Carolina.

How acquired: Via trade from Dallas in exchange for Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner and the draft rights to Devin Harris in June 2004.

2004-05: 19.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.3 apg.

Strengths: Crafty, unorthodox scorer who simply has a knack for getting the ball into the basket. Good defensive rebounder and tough matchup for opposing forwards because he can step out and hit jumpers or put the ball on the floor Competitive.

Weaknesses: Like Arenas, must keep his emotions in check and improve his defense if the Wizards are to take the next step.

6 Antonio Daniels

Height: 6-4. Weight: 205. Position: Guard.

Experience: Ninth season. College: Bowling Green.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in August.

2004-05 (Seattle): 11.2 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.3 rpg.

Strengths: Leadership. Decision making. Ranked second in league in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.96:1) last season. Terrific in the open floor. A playmaker who attacks the rim with reckless abandon.

Weaknesses: Not a classic spot-up shooter. Somewhat of a "tweener" who often gives up several inches to the league's top-flight shooting guards such as Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter and Paul Pierce.

7 Chucky Atkins

Height: 5-11. Weight: 185. Position: Point guard.

Experience: Seventh season. College: South Florida.

How acquired: Via trade with Los Angeles Lakers along with Caron Butler in exchange for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit this summer.

2004-05 (Lakers): 13.6 ppg, 4.4 apg, 2.4 rpg.

Strengths: Steady, tough and experienced. A career 37.1 percent three-point shooter who can also get to the basket. Not afraid to take the big shot.

Weaknesses: May not be happy with a reduced role after starting 82 games last season. Can be beaten off the dribble by the league's ultra-quick point guards.

21 Donell Taylor

Height: 6-5. Weight: 183. Position: Guard.

Experience: Rookie. College: Alabama-Birmingham.

How acquired: Signed as a free agent on Aug. 16, 2005.

2004-05 (UAB): 15.5 ppg, 3 apg, 4.4 rpg.

Strengths: A classic combo guard, has the skills to play either guard position. Quick feet and long arms make him a good defender in the mold of a young Larry Hughes. Played well in big games at UAB.

Weaknesses: Struggled with his shot during the preseason, hitting just 35.1 percent in seven games. Must get stronger to consistently defend NBA guards. Could be headed for NBA Development League.

24 Jarvis Hayes

Height: 6-8. Weight: 220. Position: Guard-forward.

Experience: Third season. College: Georgia.

How acquired: Drafted in the first round (10th overall) by Washington in 2003 NBA draft.

2004-05: 10.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 apg.

Strengths: Explosive athlete with ideal size to play shooting guard in the NBA. Displays excellent touch on outside shot and is a good defender. Unselfish.

Weaknesses: Missed the second half of last season and the team's playoff run with a fractured right patella. The knee has limited him during the preseason and could be an ongoing problem.

32 Andray Blatche

Height: 6-11. Weight: 235. Position: Forward.

Experience: Rookie. High School: South Kent Prep (Conn.).

How acquired: Drafted in the second round (49th overall) by Washington in the 2005 NBA draft.

2004-05 (Prep School): 27.5 ppg, 16 rpg, 6 bpg.

Strengths: Excellent ballhandling, shooting and passing skills for a player his size. Could potentially play at shooting guard, small forward or power forward. Very competitive.

Weaknesses: Recovering from wounds to right arm and left chest area suffered during a Sept. 25 shooting and has lost a full training camp and preseason of developmental time. Needs time in the weight room and must adjust to pace and physicality of NBA game.

33 Brendan Haywood

Height: 7 feet. Weight: 263. Position: Center.

Experience: Fifth season. College: North Carolina.

How acquired: Via trade from Orlando in exchange for Laron Profit and a first-round pick in August 2001.

2004-05: 9.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.68 bpg.

Strengths: Unselfish player and hard worker who has improved in most categories over each of his four NBA seasons. Possesses excellent hands for a big man, often catching difficult passes in traffic. Led Wizards in field goals, shooting 56 percent last season.

Weaknesses: Still developing a set of go-to post moves. Sometimes gets pushed off the block by stronger players. Gives away points with poor free throw shooting.

34 Peter John Ramos

Height: 7-3. Weight: 287. Position: Center.

Experience: Second season. College: None.

How acquired: Drafted in the second round (32nd overall) by Washington in 2004.

2004-05: 6 games, 1.8 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 1 block.

Strengths: Has the kind of size NBA teams drool over. Carries 287 pounds well and runs the floor like a smaller player. Has shown a decent right-hand hook shot and appears willing to put in the work needed to be a player.

Weaknesses: He's only 20 years old and has very raw skills. Needs playing time, so a season spent with the Wizards' NBA Development League affiliate in Roanoke will help.

35 Awvee Storey

Height: 6-6. Weight: 225. Position: Forward.

Experience: Second season. College: Arizona State.

How acquired: Free agent, joined team as training camp invitee.

2004-05 (New Jersey): 9 games, 0.9 ppg, 0.6 rpg.

Strengths: High-energy, explosive player with a knack for getting to the offensive glass. Has shown nice touch on outside shot and ability to step out and defend shooting guards.

Weaknesses: Though 28, lacks NBA game experience. A classic "tweener" in that he's neither a traditional guard nor a traditional forward.

36 Etan Thomas

Height: 6-10. Weight: 260. Position: Center-forward.

Experience: Fifth season. College: Syracuse.

How acquired: Via trade from Dallas with Christian Laettner, Courtney Alexander, Hubert Davis and Loy Vaught in exchange for Juwan Howard, Calvin Booth and Obinna Ekezie in 2001.

2004-05: 7.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 51 blocks.

Strengths: Powerful inside player who is nearly impossible to move off the low post once he establishes position. Doesn't mess around with finesse near the rim when a hard dunk will do.

Weaknesses: Coming off a severe abdominal injury. Has limited range on his jumper and struggles at the free throw line.

51 Michael Ruffin

Height: 6-8. Weight: 248. Position: Center-forward.

Experience: Sixth season. College: Tulsa.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in August 2004.

2004-05: 1.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 41 blocks.

Strengths: Ideal role player. Very strong defender. Always hustles. Sets strong screens and is a skilled passer. Can play power forward and some center.

Weaknesses: Does not possess a reliable shot outside of 10 feet. Is a career 46.4 percent free throw shooter.

52 Calvin Booth

Height: 6-11. Weight: 250. Position: Center.

Experience: Seventh season. College: Penn State.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in September.

2004-05 (Dallas and Milwaukee): 2.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 28 blocks.

Strengths: Experience. Ability to defend a variety of low post players. Shot blocking.

Weaknesses: Has had problems with injuries. Does not possess go-to post moves. Not a great passer.