3 Things Wizards fans should root for, 3 things to root against to close season

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Root FOR: Johnny Davis to show promise

Now two seasons removed from selecting him with a lottery pick out of Wisconsin, Johnny Davis has yet to live up to his draft slot. The second-year guard has averaged just 2.6 points per game, struggling to find his footing offensively. Although Davis has shown solid defensive ability, the lack of touch on offense makes him difficult to keep on the floor for any extended period of play.

During Friday's game against Portland, Davis was given the starting nod for just the third time this season, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from the field and finishing the night with seven points to go along with three assists. In the future, Wizards fans will hope to see similar production from the 22-year-old guard as he continues to develop his game.

Root AGAINST: Any further injuries

As of late, the injury bug has found its way into the Wizards locker room. Whether day-to-day or season-ending, injuries have rolled through Washington over the last month, making in-game rotations short and wins much harder to come by.

The biggest of note was Bilal Coulibaly suffering a fractured wrist during a play against the Chicago Bulls. The injury ended the rookie's season prematurely, creating a hole in the Wizards' rotation that has not been filled in his absence. Down the stretch, the team will hope to avoid any future injuries and end the season healthy.

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