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In addition to the on-court skill sets that Mack, Singleton and Vesely bring to the Wizards, coach Flip Saunders also likes his new players’ intangible attributes.

“They are not only very competitive but also very team-oriented players,” Saunders said. “Both have a very high basketball IQ, which is very important in the system we want to play. To be strong as a team, you have to have a melting pot. We’ve put together a team where each player has his own strength. …

“We’re looking for people that have character. There are a lot of teams that have talent to win games, but you have to have character to win championships.”