Washington Wizards: 5 Trade Scenarios to save the Wizards season

Washington Wizards John Wall and Otto Porter Jr. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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3. Miami Heat

John Wall and Otto Porter Jr. put on their bro tanks and head to South Beach to join Pat Riley and the Miami Heat. Riley was seen making a push to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves this past offseason and as long as he is involved in basketball operations he will be looking for the next superstar.

The Heat don’t have the most appealing assets that the Wizards would be looking for. This is why it would be a must to include Porter’s contract in the deal. It would help Washington save a huge amount of cap space and rebuild the right way.

Miami then gets two players who aren’t clicking in Washington and need a change of scenery to help the Heat compete in the East for Dwayne Wade’s final campaign in Miami. On top of this, Erik Spoelstra is one of the best coaches in the NBA.

Spoelstra could help Wall see the light in Miami and get him to start contributing on both ends of the floor. He can put him in situation in which he would shine. Perhaps getting off the ball earlier in the shot clock and returning to it when they need him to attack.

This gives the Heat locker room a different dynamic as well. They’ve been stuck in a mediocre position since LeBron left them a few years back and are trying to regain some of the lost ground to compete with the new contenders in the Eastern Conference.

The Raptors, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers are the new powerhouses in the post Lebron Era. This trade will give Riley a new weapon to show off and attack other free agents next summer.

Riley just lost out on Jimmy Butler to the 76ers, he may be vulnerable right now.