Washington Wizards X-Factor: Wing Depth

Getty Image Peep the Washington Wizards’ rotation from their opening night, 98-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Look who saw the floor. There are a whole lot of guards: Bradley Beal, Spencer Dinwiddie, Aaron Holiday, Raul Neto, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. There are also a whole lot of big men: Kyle Kumza, Daniel Gafford, Davis Bertans, …

Portland Trail Blazers X-Factor: Larry Nance Jr.

Getty Image As the 2021-22 NBA regular season approaches and training camp winds down across the league, we’ll be taking a look at the player on each team that holds the key to unlocking their potential. For the Portland Trail Blazers, that player is newly acquired forward Larry Nance Jr. In late August, the Blazers …

Oklahoma City Thunder X-Factor: Aleksej Pokusevski

Getty Image As the 2021-22 NBA regular season approaches and training camp winds down across the league, we’ll be taking a look at the player on each team that holds the key to unlocking their potential. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, the focus turns to Aleksej Pokusevski. The Thunder are unquestionably led by a budding …

New Orleans Pelicans X-Factor: Devonte’ Graham

Getty Image As the NBA season approaches and the preseason coming to an end, we’ll be taking a look at the player on each team that holds the key to unlocking their potential, and for the New Orleans Pelicans, the attention turns to Devonte’ Graham. The Pelicans turned over a large portion of their roster …

Minnesota Timberwolves X-Factor: D’Angelo Russell

Getty Image When the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired D’Angelo Russell in February 2020, they did so under the belief he could be the perimeter complement to franchise cornerstone Karl-Anthony Towns. Russell is a good shooter and passer, and rostering someone who could conceivably ease the creation load for Towns made sense. Russell may not have been …