With 82 games in the NBA regular season, there is no natural quarter-mark, but 20 games seems like a good time to step back and draw some early season conclusions.
The Wizards are just above .500 at 11-9 and have played four of those games without star point guard John Wall.
Here are some numbers to consider in what we have seen from the Wizards and their players so far...
Though the Wizards currently have the 12th-best record in the NBA and the seventh-best record in the Eastern Conference, there is one metric that suggests they have been much better.
It's called the simple rating system and it's involves point differential and strength of schedule.
The Wizards have been 2.93 points above average, which is good for seventh in the NBA. This is partly the result of the Wizards folding late in some winnable games. They know their record could be better than what it is and the stats back that up.
Here's the Wall effect, an indication of his absence and also how he hasn't been the same player in many games this season, most likely due to injuries.
The Wizards are 15th in the NBA with 10.4 fastbreak points per game. That is average, but very low compared to where they are used to being.
Last season they were fifth in the NBA in fastbreak points at 15.9 per game.
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No one in the NBA this year has been better at contesting three-point shots than Bradley Beal. He's got 102 on the season, 13 more than the next guy, Victor Oladipo. And his 5.1 contested threes per game average is also best in the game.
When head coach Scott Brooks complains about guys closing out on threes on defense, he isn't talking about Beal.
The Wizards are an average team when it comes to drawing charges, but backup point guard Tim Frazier ranks up near the top of the NBA as an individual.
With six charges drawn so far through 20 games, he's tied for eighth in the NBA. He's the smallest guy on the Wizards, so it's nothing to sneeze at. The guy is tough.
2.45 and 2.48
Not surprisingly, Beal and Otto Porter do more running per game than anyone else on the Wizards. When the Wizards are in their halfcourt set, it's Beal and Porter who move most without the ball. They also guard active players on defense and are expected to keep up with John Wall on the fastbreak.
Beal runs 2.45 miles per game and Porter 2.48. Porter is 14th in the NBA in the category and Beal is 21st.
The NBA's tracking technology for average speed always produces interesting results because it is not simply about who is the fastest player.
It is largely determined by that player's role on both ends of the floor. For instance, Wall has the slowest average speed on the Wizards at 3.72 miles per hour.
Tomas Satoransky, believe it or not, is the fastest at 4.62. And Jason Smith is second at 4.53. If it seems like Smith is always moving on the court, your eyes are not lying to you.
For a variety of reasons, Beal has seen a sharp decrease in catch-and-shoot opportunities this season. Last year he was seventh among NBA players in catch-and-shoot points (7.0/g) and 11th in catch-and-shoot attempts (5.6/g). He shot 44.2 percent on those shots.
This season he's shooting just 37.1 percent on those chances, ranks 59th in the NBA at 4.8 catch-and-shoot points per game and 46th with 4.5 attempts per game.
This is likely a product of teams defending him differently, the absence of Wall for four games and his continue development at attacking the rim.
Here is evidence of Beal's progression as a ball-handler.
He is now averaging 10.4 drives per game. Last year he was at 6.4 drives per game. He's attempting 5.4 shots on drives this season, good for 13th in the NBA. Last year he was taking 3.3 such shots per game, 37th among NBA players.
After scoring 4.5 points on drives per game last year, he's getting 7.1 this season. Two years ago, in the 2015-16 season, Beal was getting 3.9 points on drives per game.
He has almost doubled that output.
By now many people know that Marcin Gortat is very good at setting screens and is among the best at getting screen assists because of it.
He leads the NBA with 5.6 screen assists per game. The Wizards as a team are also very good. With 10.7 screen assists per game, they are third in the NBA.