Washington has gone four straight NBA seasons without winning over 30 games, but the Wizards showed signs of improvement as this past season went along, including wins in eight of their last ten games.
The front office has some work to do this off-season, including three selections in the upcoming draft and if the team can land a good veteran free agent, big improvements should be expected.
The Wizards back-court is decent, so look for the team to focus on the front-court with their three picks. The team has the third overall choice and Thomas Robinson from Kansas is their best option. With Nene holding down the center spot, Washington needs a power forward with offensive skills and Robinson fits that need. The 21-year-old has a 7'1" wingspan and would give the Wizards a good rebounder and defender, but also a good option for point guard John Wall when their running the fast-break.
With the 32nd pick, look for Royce White of Iowa State. At 6'8" and 240 pounds, he has good size for a small forward and excellent skills on the basketball court, but off-court issues have the 21-year-old dropping to this point in the draft and Washington can't afford not to take the former Cyclones star.
The team also has the 46th overall selection and this pick is more of a gamble as the team can take a chance on a player with high upside, but didn't produce at the college level like expected. Henry Sims from Georgetown is the latest player mocked in this spot and at 6'10" and a 7'4" wingspan, Sims is one of the top sleepers in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Washington is finally looking to add some stability to the franchise and these three players could help immediately with the team's rebuilding process. Wall is a terrific talent and now the team can surround him with players that can score and rebound, a must if this team wants to become competitive in the Eastern Conference.