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Wizards Top 10 Moments: Part V

Continuing to count down the best moments of the 2010-11 season.

2. Gilbert Arenas is traded

It was a more than seven-year relationship with entertaining highs and extreme lows, but Gilbert Arenas’s departure from Washington was inevitable when he returned from a season-ending gun incident. Although he had made three all-star appearances and led the franchise to one of just two playoff series victories in the past 32 years, Arenas never was the same after suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee on April 4, 2007. By the time the Wizards dealt him to Orlando for Rashard Lewis on Dec. 18, Arenas carried too much baggage and a tarnished legacy. He didn’t want to be a part of rebuild, and he desired and received a change of scenery as he was reunited with mentor and friend, Otis Smith, of the Magic. The move ensured that No. 1 overall pick John Wall would lead the franchise and closed the chapter on a Big Three era that produced a few 40-win seasons and plenty of excitement, but also a good amount of disappointment.

1. John Wall teaches D.C. how to Dougie


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