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22-21 • 9th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Wes Unseld Jr.
VENUE: Capital One Arena - 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
CAPACITY: 20,356
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#4
Aaron Holiday
PG25$3,980,5516' 0"185 lbsUCLA
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#16
Anthony Gill
PF29$1,517,9816' 7"230 lbsSOUTH CAROLINA
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#3
Bradley Beal
SG28$34,502,1306' 3"207 lbsFLORIDA
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#5
Cassius Winston
PG23N/A6' 1"185 lbsMICHIGAN STATE
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#24
Corey Kispert
SF22$3,383,6406' 7"220 lbsGONZAGA
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#21
Daniel Gafford
C23$1,782,6216' 10"234 lbsARKANSAS
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#42
Davis Bertans
PF29$16,000,0006' 10"225 lbsN/A
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#9
Deni Avdija
SF21$4,692,8406' 9"210 lbsN/A
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#55
Greg Monroe
C31N/A6' 11"265 lbsGEORGETOWN
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#14
Isaiah Todd
PF20$1,500,0006' 10"220 lbsN/A
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#17
Joel Ayayi
SG21N/A6' 5"180 lbsGONZAGA
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#1
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SG28$13,038,8626' 5"204 lbsGEORGIA
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#33
Kyle Kuzma
PF26$13,000,0006' 10"221 lbsUTAH
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#6
Montrezl Harrell
C27$9,720,9006' 7"240 lbsLOUISVILLE
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#19
Raul Neto
PG29$2,089,4486' 1"180 lbsN/A
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#8
Rui Hachimura
PF23$4,916,1606' 8"230 lbsGONZAGA
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#26
Spencer Dinwiddie
PG28$17,142,8576' 5"215 lbsCOLORADO
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#13
Thomas Bryant
C24$8,730,1596' 10"248 lbsINDIANA
TOTAL Wizards SALARY: $135,998,149
Wizards SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

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.

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Who Did The Wizards Recently Sign?

Washington's most recent signing comes in the form of 6-foot-8 center Jordan Bell.

Bell, 26, signed his second 10-day contract with the team on January 26. The Wizards brought him on to address their needs in the frontcourt, but Bell's role with the team is nothing more than a backup.

Bell is a one-time NBA champ, having been part of the Golden State Warriors' 2018 title run.

Who Are The Wizards Targeting In Free Agency?

The Wizards were not one of the teams that brought in a big name during the offseason via free agency. In fact, Washington's most significant off-season free-agent signing was veteran big man Robin Lopez, who put pen to paper on a one-year deal worth $7.3 million.

The Wizards also added 6-foot-1 point guard Raul Neto on a single-season deal, and they signed undrafted 28-year-old rookie Anthony Gill.

Instead of taking the free agency route, the Wizards bolstered their squad via trade. They sent long-time Washington servant John Wall to the Houston Rockets in exchange for former MVP Russell Westbrook. The Wizards also drafted the highly-touted Deni Avdija as the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Who Did The Wizards Most Recently Trade For?

The Wizards were involved in a three-team deal during the trade deadline that included the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls.

As part of the deal, the Wizards added Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchinson from the Bulls. In exchange, Washington sent Moritz Wagner to Boston, while Troy Brown Jr. made his way to Chicago.

Gafford is 22 and Hutchinson is 24, and should the Wizards decide to keep both players beyond this season, the pair could fall within Washington's new timeline if they go for a full-on rebuild.

What Is The Best Wizards Roster Of All-Time?

You could argue that the Michael Jordan-led Wizards during the 2001-02 or the 2002-03 seasons were two of the best teams the Wizards ever fielded simply because they both had Michael Jordan.

However, if you look at the history books, the only time the Wizards won an NBA championship was in 1978 as the Washington Bullets. Due in large part to the unprecedented success of that team, it’s hard to deny that the ‘78 Bullets were the franchise's GOAT lineup.

The 1977-78 Bullets squad was led by the legendary trio of Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, and Bob Dandridge. Playing alongside them were the likes of Mitch Kuphack, Kevin Grevey, Phil Chenier, and Tom Henderson. Supporting cast members included Larry Wright, Charles Johnson, and Greg Ballard.

The great Dick Motta was the head coach of the Bullets at that time, as he guided his team to victory over the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1978 NBA Finals after a hard-fought seven-game series.

What Is The Wizards' Salary Cap?

According to spotrac, the Wizards are currently operating with a total cap of $129.5 million. That's roughly $20.4 million over the league-mandated cap.

Offseason recruit Russell Westbrook is the team's highest paid player for 2020-21, with the former MVP set to pocket a whopping $41.4 million this term. Bradley Beal comes in as a distant second with a salary of $28.8 million. Between them, this dynamic duo already accounts for nearly half of the team's entire payroll.

At $15 million, Davis Bertans is the only other Wizards player earning above the $10-million mark. Thomas Bryant ($8.3 million) and Robin Lopez ($7.3 million) round out the Top 5.

Highly-touted youngsters Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija are pocketing $4.7 million and $4.5 million this year, respectively.

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Who Did The Wizards Recently Sign?

Washington's most recent signing comes in the form of 6-foot-8 center Jordan Bell.

Bell, 26, signed his second 10-day contract with the team on January 26. The Wizards brought him on to address their needs in the frontcourt, but Bell's role with the team is nothing more than a backup.

Bell is a one-time NBA champ, having been part of the Golden State Warriors' 2018 title run.

Who Are The Wizards Targeting In Free Agency?

The Wizards were not one of the teams that brought in a big name during the offseason via free agency. In fact, Washington's most significant off-season free-agent signing was veteran big man Robin Lopez, who put pen to paper on a one-year deal worth $7.3 million.

The Wizards also added 6-foot-1 point guard Raul Neto on a single-season deal, and they signed undrafted 28-year-old rookie Anthony Gill.

Instead of taking the free agency route, the Wizards bolstered their squad via trade. They sent long-time Washington servant John Wall to the Houston Rockets in exchange for former MVP Russell Westbrook. The Wizards also drafted the highly-touted Deni Avdija as the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Who Did The Wizards Most Recently Trade For?

The Wizards were involved in a three-team deal during the trade deadline that included the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls.

As part of the deal, the Wizards added Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchinson from the Bulls. In exchange, Washington sent Moritz Wagner to Boston, while Troy Brown Jr. made his way to Chicago.

Gafford is 22 and Hutchinson is 24, and should the Wizards decide to keep both players beyond this season, the pair could fall within Washington's new timeline if they go for a full-on rebuild.

What Is The Best Wizards Roster Of All-Time?

You could argue that the Michael Jordan-led Wizards during the 2001-02 or the 2002-03 seasons were two of the best teams the Wizards ever fielded simply because they both had Michael Jordan.

However, if you look at the history books, the only time the Wizards won an NBA championship was in 1978 as the Washington Bullets. Due in large part to the unprecedented success of that team, it’s hard to deny that the ‘78 Bullets were the franchise's GOAT lineup.

The 1977-78 Bullets squad was led by the legendary trio of Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, and Bob Dandridge. Playing alongside them were the likes of Mitch Kuphack, Kevin Grevey, Phil Chenier, and Tom Henderson. Supporting cast members included Larry Wright, Charles Johnson, and Greg Ballard.

The great Dick Motta was the head coach of the Bullets at that time, as he guided his team to victory over the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1978 NBA Finals after a hard-fought seven-game series.

What Is The Wizards' Salary Cap?

According to spotrac, the Wizards are currently operating with a total cap of $129.5 million. That's roughly $20.4 million over the league-mandated cap.

Offseason recruit Russell Westbrook is the team's highest paid player for 2020-21, with the former MVP set to pocket a whopping $41.4 million this term. Bradley Beal comes in as a distant second with a salary of $28.8 million. Between them, this dynamic duo already accounts for nearly half of the team's entire payroll.

At $15 million, Davis Bertans is the only other Wizards player earning above the $10-million mark. Thomas Bryant ($8.3 million) and Robin Lopez ($7.3 million) round out the Top 5.

Highly-touted youngsters Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija are pocketing $4.7 million and $4.5 million this year, respectively.