Team analysis: Washington Wizards

JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche

The good news is McGee and Blatche are two of the most promising fantasy players this season. The bad news is they're on the Wizards. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

It’s time to pump out concise rundowns of each NBA team from a fantasy basketball perspective. Give Me The Rock and Fantasy Basketball Daily are among the sites already getting started, and keep an eye out for others — the more resources you read, the better. We’ll be going in reverse-alphabetical order. These will all assume nine categories in 12-team leagues.

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Depth chart:

PG: John Wall, Kirk Hinrich

SG: Gilbert Arenas, Nick Young

SF: Al Thornton, Josh Howard

PF: Andray Blatche, Yi Jianlian, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin

C:  JaVale McGee, Hilton Armstrong

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

John Wall - PG (Rd. 5-6): 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 2 Stl

Gilbert Arenas - SG (Rd. 6-7): 19 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1.5 Stl

Andray Blatche - F/C (Rd. 6-7): 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

JaVale McGee - C (Rd. 9-11): 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Blk

Yi Jianlian - PF (Rd. 10+): 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk

Kirk Hinrich - G (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1 three, 1 Stl

Josh Howard - G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 three, 1 Stl

Al Thornton - F (Rd. 13+): 11 Pts, 4 Reb

Sleeper:

Jianlian

Most likely to surprise:

Arenas

Most likely to disappoint:

McGee

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Arenas
  • Steals: Wall
  • Blocks: McGee

Things to watch:

  • how Wall affects Arenas‘s value
  • how Arenas affects Arenas‘s value
  • Howard‘s ability to work himself back into game shape
  • how Blatche will respond to taking a step back from being the man
  • Hinrich‘s role in the backcourt
  • Young‘s hot hand

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 26th
  • FGM: 23rd
  • FGA: 16th
  • FG%: 24th
  • FT%: 14th
  • 3PTM: 24th
  • Reb: T14th
  • Ast: 27th
  • TO: T21st
  • Stl: 28th
  • Blk: 11th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C

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