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The Best Washington Wizards of All Time  

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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.
list ordered by
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Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Center
2
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward, Center
3
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard
4
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
5
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard
6
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
7
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward, Center
8
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward, Center
9
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
10
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward
11
Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
12
Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward
13
Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Center
14
Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
15
Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
16
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward, Center
17
Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward, Center
18
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard
19
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
harmoni added Small forward
20
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward
21
Phil Chenier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard
22
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward, Center
23
Jeff Malone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard
24
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
AdamMateoMartin added Power forward, Center
25
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Tamis1966 added Power forward