|ESPN.com: NBA||[Print without images]|
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Oct. 28 NBA Preview. Subscribe today!
John Wall is healthy and signed until 2019. And the lineup of Wall, Bradley Beal, Martell Webster, Emeka Okafor and Nene -- which, granted, played together for only 142 minutes -- outscored opponents by 27 points per 100 possessions last season. But Okafor, the team's best rebounder and defender, is out with a herniated disc. Nene will shift to the 5 but missed 48 games the past two seasons, and Kevin Seraphin is the lone backup big. That, Wizards fans, spells toil and trouble.
Follow The Mag on Twitter (@ESPNmag) and like us on Facebook.