In an attempt to bolster their forward rotation, the Washington Wizards are reportedly finalizing a deal to bring unrestricted free agent Mike Scott to their fold, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Free agent guard Mike Scott is finalizing a minimum deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2017
The 28-year-old Virginia product last played for the Atlanta Hawks last season before being included in a trade deadline deal that sent him to the Phoenix Suns, who subsequently released him. He is a true stretch four, that will give John Wall, Bradley Beal and newly-acquired Tim Frazier more room to operate and breakdown the defense.
Although considered undersized for the power forward position, Scott makes it up with his ability to shoot from the perimeter, extending to beyond the arc. He spent his first five seasons in the league with the Hawks, and has career averages of 7.1 points, including 33.6 percent from three-point distance, to go along with 3.0 rebounds.
Scott’s potential signing will bring the Wizards’ roster to 14 players, without Bojan Bogdanovic and Otto Porter Jr. included in it yet. Should they be able to re-sign both of them, it can be expected that they will waive another player, who is also on a minimum deal.