The dream starting 5 for the Washington Wizards 5 years from now

Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Following a restructure of not only the front office, but also the roster, the Washington Wizards finally have a reason to be optimistic for the first time since John Wall was still young. They have established young talent, players with extremely high potential, and a chance to draft a generational talent in the next few years.

With all the young players and potential for long term success, there naturally comes with plenty of speculation regarding the future. Five years from now, this team will look very different and it is possible that they put together a great run some day.

Now let’s dive into my dream scenario for a future Washington Wizards’ starting five.

Starting at point guard for the Washington Wizards: Jordan Poole

Age in 2028: 29

Comparison: Gilbert Arenas or young Stephen Curry

Jordan Poole has the potential to become a star in the NBA. However, he still has plenty to learn and that curve will likely be very ugly at times. If the team is patient, his production could match the level of Wizards legend Gilbert Arenas or pre-MVP Stephen Curry.

With his ability to light up the box score with his explosive scoring and his elite ability to move without the ball, Jordan Poole’s only major gap on offense is his playmaking abilities. He has shown flashes of greatness in that aspect but has some ugly turnovers and tends to take some mid-boggling shots at times.

This will need to improve if he is to ascend into the category of the two stars previously mentioned.

Ideally, he will spend much of this season as the secondary playmaker and take over full point guard responsibilities whenever Tyus Jones sits. They could follow this plan until the trade deadline, trade Jones, and make Poole the full-time point guard and force him to learn how to orchestrate an offense.