When you advance in the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-05 season, expectations arise. You are looked at differently. The Washington Wizards are certainly looked at differently than they were a few years ago.
After having success last season, the Wizards responded with a very solid offseason. While they lost starting swingman Trevor Ariza, they added future Hall of Famer and still productive forward Paul Pierce along with viable back up big men in DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries.
There are lofty expectations for the Wizards and rightfully so. Without further adieu here are my way too early predictions for the upcoming season.