The Wizards built the team around 22-year old point guard John Wall, but he missed the first 33 games of the 2012-13. The Wizards were 5-28 before Wall returned to action and they were 24-25 after he came back. Overall, the Wizards were 29-53, which had them in 3rd place in the Southeast Division, 37 games behind the Miami Heat. Here is a look at the players who made the biggest impacts in 2012-13, in my opinion:
TEAM MVP: John Wall - 22-year old point guard John Wall has outstanding for the Wizards once again in 2012-13. He played in 49 games (42 starts) for the Wizards last year and he averaged 32.7 minutes, 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Wall has 14 double-doubles in 2012-13. I think the Wizards will be a playoff team in 2013-14, if Wall can stay healthy for most of the year.
BIGGEST SURPRISE: Martell Webster - 26-year old small forward Martell Webster had a good season for the Wizards. He played in 76 games (62 starts) for the Wizards last year and he averaged 28.9 minutes, 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also shot 42.2% from three point range and he had 1 double-double in 2012-13.
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Trevor Ariza - The Wizards dealt for 27-year old small forward Trevor Ariza last summer with the idea of him starting. But, he couldn’t stay healthy and he lost his starting gig to Martell Webster. Ariza played in 56 games (15 starts) for the Wizards last year and he averaged 26.3 minutes, 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He had only 2 double-doubles for the Wizards last year.