Washington Wizards: Offseason acquisitions could add needed value

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With some pundits labeling the Washington Wizards offseason as quiet” each of the team’s four could provide more help to the franchise than you may think.

The Washington Wizards may have had a quiet offseason by many accounts. They did not sign any All-Stars in free agency. They did not steal any superstars from other teams via trade. They did, however, add a number of veterans that could prove to be worthy investments this season.

With limited cap space to work with this offseason, the Wizards had to get creative to fill a number of holes on their roster. To do so, they found value in two affordable veteran point guards, Ish Smith and Isaiah Thomas. They also added a couple of forwards that can shoot well from three in Davis Bertans and C.J. Miles, each acquired for next to nothing.

These may not be the flashy offseason additions that dominate sports debate shows or NBA Twitter, but they are good moves. Each player provides value, whether on the court or on the trade market. As the Wizards try to make a quick rebuild that allows them to contend once John Wall returns to the backcourt, these types of players are key for asset and team building. The Wizards will have their choice of keeping them as part of their future, or moving them for more pieces.

Here’s a look at what the Wizards have in each of the veteran acquisitions, and how they could help the Wizards both on and off the court this season.