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

Jamal Crawford of the Phoenix Suns (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jamal Crawford of the Phoenix Suns (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Jamal Crawford of the Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

2. Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford has been one of the best 6th men this league has seen over the past decade. Unfortunately, this season has been one of his worst. He’s averaging just 6.6 points per game with the Phoenix Suns.

It’s no secret that the Suns are not going to make the playoffs this season since they are the worst team in a tough Western Conference. If Phoenix is smart, they should be looking to trade Crawford by the trade deadline because there will be contenders that would appreciate his services and Washington should consider being one of these teams.

It would be difficult since the Wizards and Suns already traded earlier this season. Trevor Ariza came to Washington and Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. were shipped off to Phoenix. The trade has been beneficial to both teams this far, which makes it more possible for the teams to possible work something out again.

Crawford would allow the starting unit to get more rest since he can create on his own. His ball-handling skills are second to none and has proven to be a clutch performer. This would also give the Wizards another option for a last second shot besides Beal. He’s easily an upgrade over Chasson Randle.

Let’s start the conversation with something like this. The Suns can continue to bolster their young talent with Troy Brown Jr.