For the fifth year in a row, the Wizards won’t be in the postseason. But the outlook isn't totally bleak.

In fact, it's not bleak at all.

Their three best players, John Wall, Bradley Beal and Nene were on the court together only 22 times this season.

With Beal's season-ending stress injury to his right fibula –- brought on because he played through a right right ankle sprain before he sprained the left one, too –- they won’t take the floor together again.

Wall missed 33 games at the start because of his knee, Nene 19 because of his foot and knee and Beal will have missed 26 by season’s end because of ankle, wrist and back injuries.

When the trio plays, the Wizards are 15-7. Washington is 21-17 at Verizon Center, where it hosts the Indiana Pacers on Sunday (CSN+, 7 p.m. ET).

“You've got to establish something and it’s not all going to get established at one time,” said Randy Wittman, in his first full season as coach. “What we've done here coming down this second half of the season, we established home court.”

Of course, after Wednesday’s letdown at the Toronto Raptors, 88-78, the Wizards (28-47) are just 7-30 on the road.

Being healthier would've made that record better, but here’s why the glass is half-full looking to 2013-14:

Wall wants in: Whether the point guard is worthy of being a max or designated player can be debated, but there's no question he has proven that he makes everyone around him better and he doesn't want to go anywhere else. Retaining their best player appears to be a foregone conclusion for the Wizards, which helps their ability to lure and keep key players.