One year ago, today I started @wizardsfp_
. I honestly did not know what I expected after I made this account. The first thing I ever said on this account was our 2019 offseason would be one of the most important ones ever. The Wizards at the time were heading to the lottery after a disappointing season. They lost their all-star point guard John Wall from an Achilles injury and no one was sure what the future was for this team. On April 2nd, 2019, the franchise headed towards a new direction after they announced the firing of Ernie Grunfeld. Fast forward a few months and Tommy Sheppard became our new GM. He made some promising moves with drafting Rui with the 9th pick, resigning Thomas Bryant to a team friendly contract, and got Davis Bertans, Wagner, and Bonga basically for free. Throughout the summer Wizards fans kept on hearing trade rumors surrounding Bradley Beal. No one was sure if he wanted to stay in Washington moving forward because of the direction the team was heading. Ted stressed he wanted a quick rebuild because he knew the only way Brad would stay was if this rebuild was quick and efficient. Ted made great adjustments to the front office by adding new staff while also improving staff that are deeper in the organization. The biggest thing in my eyes that made Bradley stay was the moves that Tommy made during the offseason. You could tell that that he had a plan and it ultimately led to Beal signing the extension. I considered our offseason to be really good and it ended up being a success. Beal signed up to be in this development year where we would see who are the players we are going to continue to have moving forward. We had some optimism this season about if we could be good or not, but we realized we weren't good enough quite yet to compete at a high level. Fast forward a few months and now the NBA is currently suspended. It’s a good time to reflect on what we did well this season and what we still need to improve. Wall looks to be in great shape and ready to tear up the NBA, Bradley Beal has emerged into a top 12 player in NBA while Bertans has proven to be one of the best floor spacers in the league.