Washington Wizards: 3 takeaways from the offseason

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The Washington Wizards’ emphases on developing young players, providing opportunity for veteran mentoring and restructuring leadership are clear takeaways.

As the Washington Wizards’ Oct. 23 start to the regular season approaches, it’s important to look back and reflect on the team management’s active offseason and the sweeping changes that were made.

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The Wizards look far different just a few months removed from the 2018-19 NBA season. Only six players from last year’s roster will return for 2019-2020.

Along with two draft selections and resilient, veteran point guards, new general manager Tommy Sheppard and team owner Ted Leonsis also brought on board one of the most accurate 3-point shooters in the league and a trio of high-upside players from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Whether there will be a positive return on these investments remains to be seen. For every action, it always helps to understand what to take away, regardless of what its benefits or ramifications are.

The efforts of Sheppard and Leonsis to develop a young roster, provide opportunities for veteran mentoring, and restructure the organization’s leadership are distinct takeaways from the Washington Wizards’ 2019 offseason.