How will Wizards balance high expectations with potential selfishness?

There's so much pressure in Washington right now.
Geoff Burke

The Washington Wizards are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. They're also presumably built to get better as the years go on, with John Wall leading the way.

But these Wizards also have a ton of players on expiring deals, which creates a potentially uncomfortable situation as guys try to pad their counting stats.

Here's a look at how Washington plans to handle things, per The Washington Post:

Randy Wittman isn't wrong. If things go poorly, the Wizards could self-combust. But if they win, nobody will care about their individual statistics because the spotlight will shine on them all. 

“Winning solves all of that,” Wizards Coach Randy Wittman said. “Are they going to be guys that are going to average 25 points a game [here]? Probably not. I don’t know if we have any of those on here, so you better win, and there’s the golden rainbows out there with the way the money’s going to be escalating.”

MORE NEWS: Want stories delivered to you? Sign up for our NBA newsletters.