Washington Wizards: Ranking each player in terms of trade value

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8. Austin Rivers

The Wizards really only have eight pieces they can move and it starts with Austin Rivers. How great is the value can be returned? Probably not much.

Rivers has disappointed all of D.C. with his lackluster performances. There was a three-game stretch that, for a moment, we thought we was trending upward. He dropped 18 points against the Miami Heat, 6 points against the Orlando Magic, and 12 points verses the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The two games proceeding these, Rivers did absolutely nothing. He’s failed to be productive off the bench, let alone the whole game. A chance of scenery would do Rivers and the Wizards some good.

The former Los Angeles Clippers star needs to go to a new team where he can be ball dominant. Playing off the ball is not a strength and neither is scoring apparently. Averaging 6.9 points a game isn’t going to cut for any team Rivers plays for this season.

Have you seen the movie Space Jam? Of course you have. That is the perfect movie to describe what’s happened to Rivers this year. His powers/talents have been stripped.

That’s a large reason why the Wizards won’t get that much value in return for Rivers. But, the team needs to take what it can. A draft pick would suffice at this point.