Best of BF 2013

Our favorite pieces from last year.
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What if ... JaVale never stopped running

It's time for a deep exploration into what could have happened if JaVale McGee hadn't stopped running the wrong way on one fateful possession in February 2012.

What if ... JaVale never stopped running

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It's time for a deep exploration into what could have happened if JaVale McGee hadn't stopped running the wrong way on one fateful possession in February 2012.

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The mechanics of stardom

John Wall's jump shot has improved over the last few weeks, and it was especially on point in Wall's 47-point outburst against the Grizzlies. But what has really changed with Wall's shooting...

The mechanics of stardom

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John Wall's jump shot has improved over the last few weeks, and it was especially on point in Wall's 47-point outburst against the Grizzlies. But what has really changed with Wall's shooting...

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The great debate

The Otto Porter/Anthony Bennett discussion threatens to tear apart Wizards fans. OK, not really, but it has been a hot debate topic around here. Umair and Thomas line up on opposite sides and make...

The great debate

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The Otto Porter/Anthony Bennett discussion threatens to tear apart Wizards fans. OK, not really, but it has been a hot debate topic around here. Umair and Thomas line up on opposite sides and make...

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Bullets Forever Original Reporting

The oral history of Beal's game-winner

The Wizards kept the Thunder at arm's length for the second half until Kevin Durant's 3 tied it at 99 with 36 seconds left. It was up to one player to keep the Wizards' hopes alive.

The oral history of Beal's game-winner

The Wizards kept the Thunder at arm's length for the second half until Kevin Durant's 3 tied it at 99 with 36 seconds left. It was up to one player to keep the Wizards' hopes alive.

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All aboard! Wizards leaving rebuild behind

The franchise narrative is finally changing.

All aboard! Wizards leaving rebuild behind

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The franchise narrative is finally changing.

The neverending Nene dilemma

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The Wizards need Nene to win games. Nene does so many things to help the Wizards win games. But the Wizards also need Nene healthy.

A call to arms

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The Wizards' success in the future depends on national perception. This is where us fans come in.

Separating reality from hype with Otto

There have been some misconceptions about what kind of player Otto Porter can be next year and going forward. We attempt to clear those up.

Creating nickname jerseys for each Wizard

If the rumors are true, nickname jerseys could be coming to the NBA this season, which means the Wizards need to be prepared. Here are some suggestions on what each player could wear.

The Wizards' 'Loop' play

Taking a look at one of the Wizards pet plays, the triple baseline screen. How effective is it with John Wall in the lineup?

Family, free-agent wooing inspire Wall, Wiz

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Emboldened by his family, a matured John Wall hopes he can be the leader, superstar and free-agent recruiter the Wizards have been waiting for.

The shifting 'Leonsis line'

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A 24-25 finish blurs the Leonsis Line of .500 or bust following John Wall's return ... or does it? We really don't know, because the goalposts keep shifting.

Does the John Wall effect exist?

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How were the Wizards such a solid three-point shooting team last year? Is it because of John Wall? More importantly, why were they still such a bad offensive team despite this strength?

The frontcourt flotsam problem

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The Wizards lack frontcourt depth, and it's all thanks to the struggles of Chris Singleton, Jan Vesely and Trevor Booker.

Another troubling development failure

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Sure, Jordan Crawford was a malcontent that threatened the chemistry to the team, but what does it say about the organization that it got to that point?

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The scary alternative

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It has to be asked, and it's a question without an answer. As great as it is to get Otto Porter, did the Wizards make a mistake passing on Nerlens Noel? Only time will tell.

Beal's high-post offense

Bradley Beal is developing his pick-and-roll game from a unique spot on the floor: the high post. Video breakdown of the Wizards' newest play in the playbook.

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