Probably the best accolade that the writer gave us was in the Wizards section of the article. As he said, "They(Wizards) now join the Raptors and Hornets as the three teams with shockingly realistic chances of competing for the Eastern Conference crown." When you look at it like that, it's a pretty nice complement to the Hornets.
BTW he's from DC and covers Football and basketball for SBNation. So he's a Wizard homer.