What Former Wizards Players Around The League Would We Love to See in DC Again?

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No. 5 Jared Dudley, F, Brooklyn Nets

Jared Dudley played in Washington for the 2015-2016 season, averaging 7.9 points per game and starting in 41 games. He was also among one of the league leaders in three-point shooting, in which he should have earned an invite to All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Contest, finishing the season at 42 percent.

This season for the Brooklyn Nets, Dudley continues to do what he is often asked to do: Be a solid, reliable presence on the floor, starting in 20 of team’s 28 games. His production has dipped (just 4.3 points in 21 minutes per game, shooting 29 percent for 3), but that’s not why teams bring him in at this stage in his career. Dudley serves as a mentor figure for young squads who needs the stability of an experienced veteran.

If the Wizards were to bring him back into the fold, it would be for that very reason again. In a sense, Dudley would fill the Jason Smith role, especially since trading Smith has not been well received in the locker room (at this point, what is?). With the constant powder keg that is the Washington Wizards, Dudley could hopefully bring some much needed maturity to an immature collection of players.