Washington Wizards: Offseason acquisitions could add needed value

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Washington Wizards Davis Bertans
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Davis Bertans 

Davis Bertans came to the Wizards over the summer from the San Antonio Spurs as a result of the Marcus Morris trade debacle. As a 26-year-old power forward, Bertans brings something to the table that Washington desperately needs: Shooting.  Per Basketball-Reference, Bertans is a career 40 percent three-point shooter. He will give the Wizards some much-needed floor spacing.

Outside of Bradley Beal, Bertans is the best shooter on the team and should have a green light a majority of the time he is on the floor. If he can put up some impressive shooting numbers through the first half of the season, teams may line up at the trade deadline to acquire his services.

If a potential playoff team in need of shooting comes in and offers Washington a young player or a pick for Bertans’ expiring contract, the Wizards shouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger. Bertans is affordable now, but he is on an expiring contract. The Wizards could lose him in free agency this summer for nothing if they don’t re-sign him.

Regardless of what the Wizards decide to do with Bertans, one thing is inevitable. He is going to knock down shots. That will prove to be valuable for Washington both on the floor or in the trade market.