The Washington Wizards were one of the worst offensive teams in the league this season, and frankly, they have a lot of problems which they need to address this off-season from a roster standpoint. Free agency is a period in which the Wizards haven’t been overly aggressive, but have managed to acquire a few solid pieces such as Martell Webster and A.J. Price last off-season. John Wall, Martell Webster, and even head coach Randy Wittman have expressed their interest in adding a few veterans to the club as opposed to another young project. Webster and Price weren’t the flashiest names, but they certainly helped address some issues the Wizards had last season. I’ve accumulated some names from this upcoming NBA free agent pool, which could potentially help the Wizards next season without hurting them financially.
Reggie Williams (Charlotte Bobcats): $2,500,000
As noted, the Washington Wizards were one of the worst offensive teams in the league last season and will undoubtedly try to address the issue in the off-season. Martell Webster will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, which will put even more pressure on the Wizards to either resign Webster, or look for his replacement.
Reggie Williams was probably one of the most obscure free agents I could think of, especially since he found himself at the end of the bench on a 21 win Charlotte Bobcats team this season. I know what most of you are thinking; “how can a player who averaged less than 4 points per game with the Bobcats, replace one of the most improved players in the league (Martell Webster)?”
During his rookie campaign with the Golden State Warriors, Williams averaged over 15 points to go along side 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Williams, who is a Virginia native, has bounced around the league a bit, but has shown his capabilities of scoring the ball throughout his 4 year career.
If Washington were to lose Martell Webster during free agency, they’d consequently lose one of the best shooters from the corner three. Webster shot over 50% from the corner, which if lost next season, may be irreplaceable. In 2010 with the Golden State Warriors, Reggie Williams shot nearly 46% from the corner three.
I realize that Williams doesn’t have the shooting capability, or personality, Martell Webster brings to the struggling Wizards. But he just might be the scoring guard the team has been looking for.