For the Wizards to go beyond the second round of the playoffs, where they've lost in six games in the last two seasons, will require key contributors to do a little bit more.
While it's unlikely that everyone in the rotation will magically become better at an area of weakness, this would be the best-case scenario for the Wizards. We'll go player by player, in no particular order:
The skinny: The point guard had the best season of his career, being voted an All-Star starter for the first time with averages of 17 points and a career-high 10 assists (second best in NBA). Just as importantly was Wall's evolution into a more consistent two-way player, dominating smaller guards at times with his 6-4 frame. He did more posting up earlier in the season and his floater evolved thanks to assistant Howard Eisley's work with him.
The fix: Three-point shooting. Wall shot just 30% from deep, taking a step back from 2013-14 when he made 35% of his attempts. Wall shied away from threes, which could be a good thing, as he only took 217 -- 91 fewer. It's the one part of his game that had prevented him for being mentioned among the league's elite. Wall doesn't have to become a deadly three-point specialist to be an All-Star. But to replace Chris Paul as the gold standard, it's the final piece of the puzzle and could place him at that next level when coupled with his defensive ability.
Prospects: Given how many shooters now added to the roster -- Jared Dudley, Gary Neal and Alan Anderson -- there may not be a need for Wall to take too many threes. He's not a catch-and-shoot player from that deep nor is he comfortable pulling up off the dribble to knock down contested looks. Wall is best-suited when he can take his time, size up the basket and step into a three while others are being defended on the perimeter. The small-ball look used by the Wizards could give him that space. High 30s is doable and would represent significant progress.