Washington Wizards: 3 players the Wizards need to acquire for 6th man role

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The Washington Wizards have played strong as of late, going 7-3 in their last ten games. If they are going to make a strong push and stay afloat in the Eastern Conference then they need some better options for their 6th man role.

It’s not secret that the Washington Wizards have suffered some devastating injuries this season with John Wall, Dwight Howard, and Markieff Morris. However, the chemistry with their current roster is developing nicely and is trending in a positive direction.

The world is witnessing the rise of Bradley Beal and what he’s done for the Wizards. There’s no question that the starting unit is talented. But, after this the only option off the bench is Otto Porter. Sam Dekker, Chasson Randle, Troy Brown Jr., and Ian Mahinmi aren’t consistent players. They’ve performed pretty well as of late, but how long can that hold up?

Yes, Porter has been performing well since his return and move to the bench, but he’s not a true option for the 6th man spot. This is a crucial position that each team must have in order to have their bench taken seriously.

As we have previously discussed with Porter, he’s a 3-and-D player, nothing more. It’s not easy for him to create his own shot and he shouldn’t have to. He a specialist at what he does and the team should leave it at that.

Washington needs a versatile player that can create his own shot and get a bucket it when the team needs it. So, with that being said, here are 3 players that the Wizards need to go acquire to help fill this role.