As the Washington Wizards wind down the first month of 2020, we look back at the Wizards players of 2010-2019 to construct the all-time Wizards lineup!
The Washington Wizards decade has been defined by so many great moments for D.C. basketball, from the moment John Wall took the floor and defined the true point guard position to a pair of appearances in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, this Wizards decade was better than most.
It’s been dubbed the “John Wall Era” and it marked the end of the Gilbert Arenas hype, and the start of truly competent team development here in the DMV. The future looks bright, with the departure of longtime General Manager Ernie Grunfeld and the accelerated development of young players on this roster.
But for now, we just want to take a look back and appreciate all the great moments and players the 2009-10 through 2018-19 rosters delivered to Washington Wizards fandom.
The Washington Wizards went 353-451 over the 10 year period, good enough for a 44% win percentage, but what really shined were the last six years where the Wiz posted a record of 255-237 for a win percentage of 52%. They reached the playoffs four times in those ten years.
In the following slides, we’re going to construct the definitive Wizards Ultimate Roster, position by position with a starter and a runner-up “bench” player from point guard to coach, with a few honorable mentions at the end. Ultimately, we had a few tough calls to make, but we’ll do our best to justify them to you and win you over.
For instance, it’s important to note that some legitimate starters were “snubbed” because we’re trying to construct the best overall roster. We may forego a solid scorer for a three-point shooter because it would benefit the rest of our roster to have that skill set, for instance. Or we may go with an elite rebounder to cover that dimension of the game.
Without further ado, here’s the best possible roster we could construct for our beloved Washington Wizards!