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Elsewhere, over at SB Nation's Wizards site, Bullets Forever, Thomas Pruitt wrote about Washington's role players.
[A]s the Wizards are currently constructed, their best bet would probably be to run a lot of plays for Martell Webster, since he's a bit better than Ariza at creating shots off of the dribble and can provide spacing for Booker's dives to the basket. Vesely got a bit stronger over the summer, too, and might be a better pick and roll finisher as a result.
But no matter what they do, though, the offense is unlikely to get much better until a few key players start coming back.
It's just a bit disheartening because this was the knock on Beal in college. He has such a smooth game that he sometimes fades back when someone comes back at him. That has to change in the NBA, because nobody is going to do him any favors.