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