NBA Trade Deadline: How Does Each Trade Deadline Deal Impact The Washington Wizards?

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NBA Trade Deadline 2015: How each trade impacts the Washington Wizards

The 2015 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone and it has turned out to be one of the best in recent memory. There were a total of 11 trades today and the majority of them were finalized in the 20 minutes leading up to the deadline. A number of good players were moved within the Eastern Conference, impacting several Playoff-caliber teams.

The Washington Wizards (33-21) currently sit in the fourth seed in the Conference. The team pulled the trigger on a deal that sent Andre Miller to Sacramento for point guard Ramon Sessions. Over the past few days, names such as Will Bynum, Kevin Martin and Jameer Nelson have been mentioned in connection with the Wizards, so this move wasn’t a surprise.

Sessions provides the Wizards with a younger option backing up John Wall. He is averaging 5.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds per-game, while shooting 34.4-percent from the field. This move is basically a catch-22 for Washington.

At 28 years-old, he is 10 years younger than the elder Miller but he is far less efficient. Miller shoots a higher percentage from the field (54.2%) and his 3.11 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks seventh in the league. However, Sessions is a better option defensively and he can run the offense at a faster pace than Miller would.

The Sessions trade is the only one that directly impacts the Washington Wizards but that doesn’t mean all the other trades won’t have some sort of impact on their season moving forward.

Nine of today’s trades involved an Eastern Conference team. It was hard to keep up with the amount of player movement but after a couple of hours of sorting it out, I finally have a list of every trade made and how it could impact Washington.

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