Wizards: 5 best players who played for the team that you forgot about
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5 best players who played for the Wizards that you forgot about

The Washington Wizards franchise has consistently been home to talented players since becoming a pro team all the way back in 1961.

Unfortunately, some players are remembered by fans more than others for a variety of reasons.

With that said, we take a look at the five best Wizards players some fans may have forgotten about over the years.

1. Moses Malone

One of the best rebounders in NBA history, Moses Malone played in 152 games with the Wizards when the franchise was called the Washington Bullets. The Hall of Famer averaged 22.2 points, 11.2 boards and 1.5 assists with the team.

In 1988, Malone signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Atlanta Hawks, ending his run in D.C. The NBA icon passed away in 2015 at the age of 60.

2. Bernard King

Bernard King signed with the Bullets in 1987. The New York Knicks legend put up 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in four seasons with the Washington franchise, all while shooting an efficient 48.3 percent from the field.

3. Mitch Richmond

The Sacramento Kings traded Mitch Richmond to the Wizards for Chris Webber in May of 1998. The Hall of Famer averaged 17.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists with the Washington franchise while also shooting 35.0 percent from beyond the arc.

In the summer of 2001, Richmond joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. He was part of the 2002 championship team. He wound up making the Hall of Fame in 2014.

4. Cliff Robinson

In 138 games with the Bullets, Cliff Robinson averaged 17.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 75.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Before the start of the 1986-87 season, the Bullets traded Robinson to the Philadelphia 76ers. He finished his NBA career with averages of 17.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

5. Rex Chapman

The Charlotte Hornets traded Rex Chapman to the Bullets on Feb. 19, 1992. The combo guard played in 166 games with the franchise and compiled solid averages of 15.6 points, 2.1 boards and 2.6 assists.

Chapman also shot 46.1 percent from the floor, 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free-throw line with the Bullets.

In the summer of 1995, the Bullets sent Chapman to the Miami Heat. His last season in the NBA was in 1999-00 with the Phoenix Suns.