NBA.com's annual general manager survey always delivers as a conversation starter, every single year.
It is a survey polling opinions straight from the top front office executives for each organization, so the findings carry some weight.
Yet still, some of the picks make you scratch your head.
And just about every year, players will take issue with where they are ranked.
The latest edition was released on Wednesday and in it are several references to the Wizards. Here are the highlights, plus analysis on whether they got it right or wrong.
GMs: Wizards will finish third in the East
Ahead of the Wizards are the Cavs, the overwhelming favorites, and the Celtics. That is perhaps to be expected, though I would take the Wizards in a head-to-head matchup with Boston now that Avery Bradley isn't there to stifle John Wall and Bradley Beal as one of the NBA's best defensive guards.
GMs: Wall is the fourth-best point guard
I think this is appropriate. In a golden age of point guards, Wall ranking behind only Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul should be taken as a compliment. All four will likely end up in the Hall of Fame someday.
GMs: Brooks is one of the best motivators of people
Scott Brooks wasn't ranked, but did get votes for being one of the best managers and motivators of people among NBA coaches. This is a hard category to draw direct comparisons in, given we don't see his locker room speeches and direction behind closed doors. But it shows how highly Brooks is viewed around the league.
GMs: Wall is the fastest player with the ball
Wall routinely ranks high in this category and it's hard to argue with him as the top choice. He beat out Westbrook, who is also extremely fast. Those two have to be among the fastest players in NBA history.
GMs: Wall is tied for the third-best passer
This is one the GMs got very wrong. Putting LeBron James (36% of the votes) and Paul (32%) ahead of Wall is OK, but not by the margin they did. Wall got just 7% of the vote and that tied him with James Harden and Rickey Rubio. Both Harden and Rubio are fine passers, but Wall is on a different level.
GMs: Gortat is one of the NBA's toughest players
This makes sense. Marcin Gortat is a big dude covered in tattoos and now has a mohawk. Good luck messing with him.
GMs: Wall has one of the best basketball IQs
Wall being mentioned alongside James, Paul, Curry and others is a solid compliment. The more experienced he gets, the higher he should rise in this category.
For NBA.com's full GM survey, click here.