NBA: All-Time Starting 5 Of the Washington Wizards
- Here are the five players who made it to the all-time starting five of the Washington Wizards
Guard – Gilbert Arenas
Responsible for the resurgence of the Wizards in the mid-2000s, Gilbert Arenas was a lethal scorer who torched the NBA during his prime. After two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Arenas bet on himself and signed with the Wizards in 2003. He immediately made an impact, winning the Most Improved Player Award that season.
“Agent Zero” had his breakout season in 2005 and hit his three-year peak wherein he was an All-Star for three straight seasons. Arenas led the Wizards to the playoffs four times but they never got past the second round.
Knee injuries slowed down his career but he still ranks ninth in the team’s all-time scoring list. He also sits sixth in assists and first in three-pointers made.
Honourable Mention: Guard – Phil Chenier
Spending eight seasons with the Bullets, Phil Chenier was one of the premier shooting guards of the 1970s. He was a three-time All-Star and he made the All-NBA Second Team in 1975.
Chenier was an instrumental part of the team that won the NBA championship in 1978. For his contributions and accomplishments for the franchise, his No. 45 jersey was retired in 2018.Published 18 Jan 2019, 21:40 IST