Without John Wall and Nene, the Washington Wizards are easily one of the worst offenses in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks have carried a hot hand (collectively, save Monta Ellis) through the first week of the season, so they should have an advantage at the Verizon Center on Friday night. Then again, the Wizards have Earl Barron -- who we all know is a secret X-factor.
The Bucks and Wizards have played a similar schedule over the past six days, so neither team can claim to have much of an advantage in the way of rest. Washington played home on Saturday (and lost to the Celtics), hit the road on Wednesday and then returned home to face Milwaukee. The Bucks beat the Cavs in their home opener on Saturday, hosted the Grizzlies on Wednesday and then flew out to the nation's capital for the game on Friday.