The Wizards are the worst team in the NBA and a dozen games in, the locker room is poisoned. But Wall was a No. 1 pick. He's the Wizards point guard. And he's extraordinarily talented. It's time for him to lead — on and off the court.

Speaking of point guards, Miami rookie Norris Cole has been a pleasant surprise, averaging almost 10 points for the Heat and seemingly lighting a fire under fellow point guard Mario Chalmers. Cole has been uneven this season, but he's shown promise.

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Just look to the Wizards

Brian Schmitz

Orlando Sentinel

Wouldn't the Wizards dominate both?

Disappointing because they all stink, and surprising because (save John Wall) the Wizards haven't traded any of them.

OK, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is the most disappointing because he got his coach fired. He should have stayed in school ... nursery school.

Others on the most disappointing list: Kevin Garnett, Lamar Odom, Joakim Noah, Danny Granger, Jamal Crawford, Tayshaun Prince, Metta World Peace.

My most surprising player is the reborn 76ers' Louis Williams, who's the team's top scorer — as a sixth man.

Other most surprising candidates: Kyle Lowry, Ty Lawson, Andrew Bynum, Al Harrington, Byron Mullens, Iman Shumpert, Jarrett Jack.

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