The underdog to climb the ranks of the NBA and burst onto the 2010 Eastern Conference playoff scene will be the Washington Wizards... My prediction is in: Washington will not only make the Playoffs in 2010, but will genuinely contend for the title.The Wizards Rules Read the whole thing. Slam Online takes an optimistic look on our next season. I agree with the 4 or 5 seed, and I agree that we can definitely contend in the playoffs, because we'll match up well with the beasts in the East. We're a much better team with a much better coach. However, the author makes a scary assumption about Gil: "The 27-year-old guard is now 100 percent healthy and hungrier than ever to lead his team to the promised land." If Gil and Haywood are healthy, then yes, we can make it to the Eastern Conference Finals. Hungry, yes, but healthy? We'll have to see. God help us.