Well then, the Wizards have gotten their big man. No splash necessary, thank you very much, they’ve added fifth-year center Hilton Armstrong to the mix, signing him to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal, which as far as I can tell, based on his four years in the NBA, is worth $915,852.

Armstrong’s career averages (3.4 points, 2.6 rebounds) aren’t great, but then Washington isn’t bringing him in to start and carry the load. What the signing does show is that the Wizards are indeed committed to McGee, to get him to the point where he is ready to be at least a part- to full-time starter, which he wasn't quite able to do last year. We'll have to see if that translates with McGee over the final three games in Las Vegas. Wizards head coach Flip Saunders talked about McGee developing a starter's mentality last week.

The signing of Armstrong also begs the question, what does the Wizards rotation look like at this point of the summer? Here’s a stab at the depth chart. I know it doesn’t get all of the permutations necessarily perfect:

Point guard: 1) John Wall, 2) Kirk Hinrich, 3) Gilbert Arenas

Shooting guard: 1) Arenas, 2) Nick Young, 3) Hinrich

Small forward: 1) Al Thornton, 2) Trevor Booker, 3) TBD/Cartier Martin?, 4) Yi Jianlian

Power forward: 1) Andray Blatche, 2) Yi, 3) Booker, 4) Kevin Seraphin

Center: 1) JaVale McGee, 2) Hilton Armstrong, 3) Yi, 4) Seraphin, 5) Hamady N’diaye

Now that is a team in progress. Examining that progress, and being patient with it – get ready to spend most of next season discussing that topic.