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Nene started the Wizards’ culture change. A good defender and rebounder who can score in the paint, he also brings veteran savvy and a high basketball IQ. However, he’s been hobbled by foot injuries and it’s unknown when he’ll return. The team needs him to be healthy to have a chance at the playoffs.

Emeka Okafor, C

Ht/Wt: 6-10, 255

Last Year: 9.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg

Okafor is a solid post player known for his defense and shot-blocking, but he is just an average shooter. The former Rookie of the Year is now 30, but he’s a viable starter until Nene returns. Okafor also has had health issues and missed 39 games last season with a knee injury. He’s a decent backup at the five.

Jannero Pargo, G

Ht/Wt: 6-1, 185

Last Year: 5.6 ppg, 1.9 apg

At 33, the journeyman is the oldest player on the roster, brought in for insurance when John Wall went down. Pargo was slowed in training camp by a rib injury, which helped put him behind A.J. Price at point guard. Pargo is a basic combo guard who is a serviceable shooter and playmaker.

A.J. Price, G

Ht/Wt: 6-2, 185

Last Year: 3.9 ppg, 2.0 apg

Price is a solid player who has struggled on offense the past couple of years, but he is a decent playmaker and had a couple of good outings in the preseason. Price looks like the front-runner to start at point guard while John Wall is out.

Kevin Seraphin, F/C

Ht/Wt: 6-10, 278

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