By now, you've read largely happy reviews about Nene's on-court impact and his locker-room presence. You've also read that while his contract is long, it's easy to argue paying him for four more years is preferable to paying JaVale McGee a little less for the same amount of time. So far, a lot has worked out for the Wizards.

But even as we analyze this deal at this point in history, we have to remember that the book isn't close to being finished. In this specific case, we have three more years left to see what happens. Three years is a long time, particularly when we're talking about a veteran with a huge contract like Nene.