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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San Antonio Spurs Dejounte Murray (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images) /

1. San Antonio Spurs

I know that everyone is thinking, why would the Wizards trade the San Antonio Spurs?

Well, there are a couple of reasons.

First, the Spurs have the cap space to take on Wall’s contract. This will give Gregg Popovich the needed All-Star to pair alongside  DeMar DeRozan and LeMarcus Aldridge to compete in the West and possibly dethrone the Warriors.

Next, Popovich is in win-now mode, due to the fact he was hesitant in trading Leonard without the return of an NBA All-Star. Rumors had surfaced about Irving wanting to play there, but waiting for a guy to hit free agency might be a little to risky for the liking of the master mind, Popovich.

A core lineup of Wall, DeRozan, and Aldridge may not be the best defensive lineup that Spurs fans are used to seeing, but it would give them enough fire power to make an appearance in the Western Conference Finals. Sure, they would need to get another player to add to the mid-range shooting scheme of the present Spurs roster, but isn’t that worth it to make the team a relevant powerhouse again?

After this year, not all of the superstars on the Warriors roster may be back. Could this trio be the new Big 3?

Lastly, Dejounte Murray could be a valuable asset the Wizards receive back via the trade and is known for his defense. The Spurs took a huge hit at the point guard position when he tore his ACL.

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He was a player Popavich coveted a lot for this upcoming season. In addition, if the Wizards part with Wall, San Antonio would be more inclined to give up a future first-round pick, which helps Washington in their quest of rebuilding.