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The Best Washington Wizards of All Time

Updated December 26, 2019 13.0k votes 2.0k voters 37.7k views87 items

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A list of the best Washington Wizards of all time. Originally the Chicago Packers, the NBA's first expansion team, the Bullets moved to Baltimore before the 1963 season. After a few lean years in Baltimore, the Bullets started to have some success, drafting some of the best players in team history. These teams were constant contenders and featured Hall of Fame players like Wes Unseld, the only player to win the MVP award as a Bullet, Walt Bellamy and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe. From the late 1960s through late 1970s were a decade of dominance for the Bullets. They were a consistent playoff threat and won a NBA title behind some of the best players in team history in 1978. Overall, the Bullets made the Finals four times in the 1970s 

In 1997, the team changed its name from the Bullets to the Wizards. While the Wizards haven't had too much success in recent years, the team has had its fair share of great players on its roster. Even the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan, playing his final days in Washington, the team had trouble mustering a playoff threat.

At one point, superstar guard GIlbert Arenas was one of the best players in the league. Arenas was one of the most prolific scorers in the league and along with Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, made the team a perennial playoff team in the mid 2000s. This trio is considered one of the best Wizards history.

Today, the Wizards hopes are pinned to star point guard John Wall, the number one overall pick in the 2010 draft. Wall is one of the most exciting players in the league and has the potential to be one of the best in the NBA.

This is the list of the best Washington Wizards of all time. If you notice a player missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest Washington Bullets/Wizards player ever.
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  • 2
    564
    187

    Elvin Hayes

    Power forward, Center

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  • 3
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    Bradley Beal

    Shooting guard

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    531
    191

    Gilbert Arenas

    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  • 5
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    John Wall

    Point guard

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    Moses Malone

    Power forward, Center

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  • 7
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    Earl Monroe

    Point guard

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  • 8
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    Bernard King

    Small forward

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  • 9
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    Chris Webber

    Power forward, Center

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  • 10
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    Michael Jordan

    Shooting guard

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  • 11
    224
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    Antawn Jamison

    Small forward, Power forward

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  • 12
    197
    76

    Caron Butler

    Small forward
  • 13
    112
    42

    Gus Johnson

    Small forward, Center
  • 14
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    54

    Bob Dandridge

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    115
    52

    Rod Strickland

    Point guard
  • 16
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    85

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  • 17
    123
    60

    Walt Bellamy

    Power forward, Center
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    49

    Phil Chenier

    Point guard

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    113
    75

    Juwan Howard

    Power forward, Center
  • 20
    91
    54

    Jeff Malone

    Shooting guard
  • 21
    110
    53

    Richard Hamilton

    Point guard, Shooting guard
  • 22
    146
    86

    Jerry Stackhouse

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  • 23
    71
    34

    Larry Hughes

    Point guard, Shooting guard
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    114
    74

    Otto Porter Jr.

    Small forward

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  • 25

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