The good news for Washington fans is that the Wizards figure to lose fewer games this season, which begins Monday at home against New Jersey, than the 59 they did in 2010-11.
The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25.
The Wizards should be less aggrieved than other franchises about free agency and other league business being put on hold. After all, time is on their side.
First the NFL, and now the NBA, money is the dividing issue and how to divvy up millions of dollars.
The NBA lockout will start at midnight after the owners and players failed to reach an agreement today. Ian Thomsen from SI breaks down the lockout with The Junkies.