[The Wizards may not win a lot of games in 2010-11, but it certainly will be less painful to watch than the last two campaigns of 19 and 26 wins respectively ... I hope.]
The experts have spoken, myself included amongst the ESPN panel of 93, and have cumulatively pegged the Wizards to finish with the ninth best record in the Eastern Conference in 2010-11 with 32 wins and 50 losses.
So, that puts the Wizards behind (in order of projection) the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and New York Knicks; and ahead of the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors (Damn, the Raps are last?).
Click here to check the full rankings on ESPN.com, along with write-ups for each team.
Then click here to vote in an ESPN.com poll where you can give your opinion on whether the 32-win projection for the Wizards is ‘Too High’, ‘Too Low’, or ‘On The Money’.
But … this being a Wizards blog, I’d like to solicit more of the opinion of Wizards fans in comparison to those voting nationwide. So, I’ve placed a couple different polls below (and yes, I realize we are about 80 days out from the opener in Orlando on October 28).
Please vote for the option which is closest to your current feelings on this upcoming season and the potential of 32 wins .
And now vote on the target the range of how many wins you think the Wizards will get.