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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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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard from Raleigh

Age: 29

Number: 2

Teams: Washington Wizards

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Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Center from Louisville

Age: 73

Teams: Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets

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Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward and Center from Rayville

Age: 74

Teams: Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

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Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Florida

Age: 37

Teams: Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

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Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward and Center from Detroit

Age: 46

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Age: 26

Number: 3

Teams: Washington Wizards

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from New York City

Age: 56

Teams: Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward and Center from Virginia

Age: 64

Teams: Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, + more

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Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward from New York City

Age: 63

Teams: Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

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Antawn Jamison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Shreveport

Age: 43

Number: 4

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

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Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward from Racine

Age: 39

Number: 5

Teams: Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

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Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Kinston

Age: 45

Number: 42

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

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Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Age: Dec. at 48 (1962-2010)

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

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Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Richmond

Age: 72

Teams: Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks

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Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward and Center from New Bern

Age: Dec. at 74 (1939-2013)

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Bullets, New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Zephyrs, Detroit Pistons, + more

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Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard from New York City

Age: 53

Teams: Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, + more

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Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Power forward and Center from Chicago

Age: 46

Number: 5

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets

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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Age: 41

Number: 32

Teams: Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

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Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Small forward and Center from Akron

Age: Dec. at 49 (1938-1987)

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Baltimore Bullets

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Phil Chenier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Point guard from Berkeley

Age: 69

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Golden State Warriors

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Jeff Malone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
Jeff Malone Shooting guard from Mobile

Age: 58

Teams: Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat

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Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Age: 26

Number: 22

Teams: Chicago Bulls

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Gheorghe Mureșan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Age: 48

Teams: Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets

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Nenê is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Washington Wizards of All Time
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Age: 37

Number: 42

Teams: Houston Rockets

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