"I think what we’ve learned is that Kevin has a lot more swag than we’ve given him credit for," Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. "Soft-spoken, mild-mannered, and all of sudden he’ll dunk on you. And he’ll whisper something to you after he dunks on you."
The expectations have been raised, perhaps higher than they've been in a decade. The roster has been bolstered, with the additions of aging superstar Paul Pierce and blue-collar power forward DeJuan Blair. Are the Washington Wizards for real, or was last season just a nasty tease for the team's long-suffering fans?