The Washington Wizards had an up-and-down decade marked by strong draft picks and four playoff appearances, made possible by this group of players.
The decade for the Washington Wizards began John Wall‘s No. 1 overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft and four consecutive years picking in the top six. It continued with four playoff appearances in five years and has now come full circle with a bottom-dwelling team.
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These Wizards teams have had a solid core over the last decade, making most of these picks seem like no-brainers. Three of five positions were clear choices due to a domination in playing time.
The forward positions were rotating doors for the team, which rarely saw the same player in the starting lineup every day for consecutive years. Players like Otto Porter, Nene, Trevor Ariza and Markieff Morris cycled through, but no one appeared as an obvious candidate.
Along with some easy choices, difficult ones were made along the way to selecting this memorable squad. Here is the 2010s All-Decade team for the Washington Wizards.