When Howard returns to action, I envision Arenas, Wall and Hinrich splitting the minutes at the 1 and 2 with spot duty by a 4th guard depending on the game situation. I’d rate this backcourt as the 10th best in the league (with upside potential to be the 5th best by the end of the season).
I see McGee, Blatche and Yi splitting the minutes at the 4 and 5 with spot duty by a 4th player such as Armstrong depending on the game situation. I’d rate the front court as the 20th -25th best in the league (with upside to the 15th best by year end if the defensive rebounding improves).
At the swing 3, I’d rate Howard the 15th best in the league (given the recovery from injury). However, without Howard, I’d rank the Wiz at 25th at the SF.