Just how good will Washington’s bench be this season?
The Washington Wizards are one of the Eastern Conference's most exciting teams, and to get their fans pumped about the 2015-16 regular season, the fine folks over at SB Nation's Bullets Forever compiled 33 predictions related to how the Wiz will do.
One of them is about the bench, which they think can be one of the best in basketball:
If Alan Anderson recovers from surgery, Jared Dudley doesn't look like a 30-year-old coming off a serious back injury, Nene accepts and is happy about a limited role and Ramon Sessions has a career year, this might actually come true.
Assuming the starting lineup stays as it is, the Wizards starting lineup may take a step back in terms of the overall points per possessions differential. Consider the Wizards current bench lineup. For all of the talk of his decline, it is well within Nene's ability to be among the best backup centers in the NBA. As long as the Wizards continue to get Direct TV/Wizards Ramon Sessions, and not Cable/Sacramento Kings Ramon Sessions (*sponsored), they should also have one of the best backup point guards in the east. Jared Dudley, Gary Neal and Alan Anderson (when he returns from his injury) will round out a versatile and talented second unit, with Drew Gooden, Garrett Temple and the now slimmer Dejuan Blair able to provide spot minutes in a pickle.