NBA Power Rankings 10-6

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Sep 29, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2), Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34), and Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) pose for a portrait during Wizards Media Day at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

10.) Washington Wizards (3rd in the Eastern Conference) 

After I ranked all the team, I’m not sure if I feel the same way after learning more about this Bradley Beal injury. If Beal is out for an extended period of time, you can forget about John Wall carrying the Wizards to the third best record in the Eastern Conference. I still have a hard time buying into Randy Wittman as my go-to head coach because last year was the first season he ever went over .500 in any season. That’s definitely what the Wizards are expecting from their head coach. Talent will ultimately always win out, but if Wittman is without Beal for a while and he has to start making coaching decisions, then good luck.

Question: Will the Wizards become the best backcourt in basketball this season? 

I’ve been thinking about which backcourt was the best and I thought it was without a doubt the Wizards. But then I started thinking about the teams in the NBA with good backcourts and realized that Washington has a long way to go. Golden State, Chicago and potentially Phoenix all have better backcourts. The Wizards could get there, but they have a way to go.