Washington waives veteran forward Wesley Johnson
After making only 12 appearances for the Washington Wizards since his arrival on the trade deadline, veteran swingman Wesley Johnson is reportedly being waived by the team, as the regular season comes to an end.
Washington is waiving Wesley Johnson, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 6, 2019
Johnson had only played for a grand total of six minutes over the past couple of weeks for the Wizards, and as made evident by their recent move, the 31-year-old no longer figures in the team’s plans moving forward.
Johnson arrived in Washington on the deadline following a series of trades. He was offloaded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the New Orleans Pelicans, who immediately shipped him off to the Wizards in exchange for Markieff Morris.
The former fourth overall pick was a member of his class’ All-Rookie team, but has now become a shade of his former self.
There have been no reports of another team potentially signing Johnson to get some help in the wings in preparation for the playoffs, so it is likely that we will no longer see the 6-foot-7 guard/forward take the court this season. There are a number of teams who could use his veteran presence on their side, but none are likely to consider opening up a roster spot for him.
Johnson is currently on his ninth season in the NBA, and he has career averages of 7.0 points, 1.0 three-pointers, 3.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks.