In the midst of a second round series, the Wizards can do what they couldn't do last year, which is get out of the second round. This Wizards team is one of the best group of players that the organization has had since Gilbert Arenas. Coming back home for game three of the second round against the Hawks, the Wizards have been faced with adversity. Their star player, John Wall, has been reported as having five broken bones in his wrist which he suffered in game one of the series. Without Wall in game two, the Wizards couldn't find the scoring option and leader that John is. John is the motor of the team who creates shots for his teammates with his driving ability to the basket and his athletic ability. The top backcourt can't just have one of the two on the floor, the butter to the bread, Bradley Beal plays off of John Wall who helps him create shots. As game two showed, Bradley Beal was 8-22 from the field and failed to lead the team to victory.
Without being able to do a simple crossover implies that John Wall probably won't be back for the rest of the series. If John Wall was able to play for the whole series, I know that the Wizards would be in the Eastern Conference Finals against my prediction the Chicago Bulls. If the Wizards want a chance at the Eastern Conference, they are going to have to have somebody step up and take that leadership role. This team is not like LeBron's Cleveland team back before he left, they legitimately have great players who have the potential to be stars in the league. Otto Porter is one who is a fantastic role player who can do all the dirty work as well as shoot the ball and play defense.
They have guys that are passed their prime like Paul Pierce, Marcine Gortat, and Nene but still contribute greatly with playoff experience and wisdom that they can pass down to the rookies and younger guys. This team doesn't have much time left with the team that they have now. With Kevin Durant's contract ending next season, they have the possibility of capturing a title in a couple of years.