It’s kind of late in the game to be looking for a wing player, but that’s exactly what the Washington Wizards are still doing.
Most of the free agents have signed and most teams know what their roster is going to look like next season. The Wizards are reportedly hoping to add at least one more piece:
While the Wizards appear to be standing pat on their roster until training camp, they’re still remaining active in the market, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com. They’re content with their starting five and tentatively have 13 players locked into contracts for the regular season, but that doesn’t mean they’re not scouring what could be available as they seek to lock up a third body on the wing.
They only have the room mid-level exception to work with, which will afford them $2.9 million a year to give to a free agent. They have three point guards on the roster and plenty of bigs, making another wing the natural choice.
Jared Dudley and Garrett Temple are left in free agency. Alan Anderson could be an option to bring back but then they could also pick between Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan, and Daniel Ochefu, who have all been given partially guaranteed contracts to attend training camp.
After not even getting a meeting with Kevin Durant this summer, thinking about which of these wings the Wizards could add might be depressing for some fans. Washington still has a nice team even without KD. It’s hoping to strike gold in deciding on one of these final roster spots.