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2020-21 Washington Wizards Roster | ClutchPoints

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Wizards ROSTER

13-19 • 12th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Scott Brooks
VENUE: Capital One Arena - 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
CAPACITY: 20,356
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
#27
Alex Len
C27$4,160,0007' 0"250 lbsMARYLAND
#3
Bradley Beal
G27$27,093,0196' 3"207 lbsFLORIDA
#5
Cassius Winston
G23N/A6' 1"185 lbsMICHIGAN STATE
#42
Davis Bertans
F28$7,000,0006' 10"225 lbsN/A
#9
Deni Avdija
F20N/A6' 9"210 lbsN/A
#24
Garrison Mathews
G24N/A6' 5"215 lbsLIPSCOMB
#17
Isaac Bonga
G21$1,416,8526' 8"180 lbsN/A
#14
Ish Smith
G32$5,853,6596' 0"175 lbsWAKE FOREST
#12
Jerome Robinson
G24$3,567,7206' 4"190 lbsBOSTON COLLEGE
#21
Moritz Wagner
F-C23$2,063,5206' 11"245 lbsMICHIGAN
#19
Raul Neto
G28$1,737,1456' 1"180 lbsN/A
#15
Robin Lopez
C32$4,767,0007' 0"281 lbsSTANFORD
#8
Rui Hachimura
F23$4,469,1606' 8"230 lbsGONZAGA
#4
Russell Westbrook
G32$38,178,0006' 3"200 lbsUCLA
#13
Thomas Bryant
C-F23$7,936,5086' 10"248 lbsINDIANA
#6
Troy Brown
G-F21$3,219,4806' 6"215 lbsOREGON
TOTAL Wizards SALARY: $111,462,063
Wizards SALARY CAP: $115,000,000
Current Wizards Roster Status

The Washington Wizards made a host of changes to their squad in the offseason (and towards the early part of the 2020-21 campaign itself).

Bradley Beal was once again a highly sought-after trade target by opposing teams, but the Wizards were able to fend off any and all interested parties. In a rather surprising turn, it was long-time cornerstone John Wall who made his way out of D.C. as part of a blockbuster deal with the Houston Rockets that brought former league MVP Russell Westbrook to Washington. Parting ways with Wall was not an easy pill to swallow for the Wizards faithful, but the arrival of Westbrook certainly softened that blow.

Aside from Wall, the Wizards also said goodbye to a few other players via free agency. This includes Jerian Grant, Ian Mahinmi, and Shabazz Napier. With players going out, they also brought in a few warm bodies with Robin Lopez and Raul Neto, who both signed one-year deals.

The Wizards did a commendable job in keeping sharp-shooting forward Davis Bertans in Washington, with the 28-year-old putting pen to paper on a new five-year contract worth $80 million.

Washington also had a lottery pick in their possession, which they used to draft Deni Avdija as the ninth overall pick. The 6-foot-9 power forward of Israeli descent plied his trade last season overseas with Maccabi Tel-Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He was one of the highly-touted prospects in the draft, and the Wizards could actually call themselves fortunate that Avdija fell all the way to the ninth spot.

The Wizards field a starting five of Westbrook, Beal, Avdija, the highly-promising Rui Hachimura, and Thomas Bryant. Unfortunately, Bryant tore the ACL on his left knee early in the season, which put an end to his campaign. Bertans, Ish Smith, Troy Brown, Raul Neto, Robin Lopez, Jerome Robinson, and Moritz Wagner will be Washinton's key players on the second unit.

By trading away a long-time servant in Wall, the Wizards have officially turned a page of their franchise’s history. The new era in D.C. begins now.