Washington Wizards: Offseason acquisitions could add needed value

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Washington Wizards CJ Miles
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C.J. Miles

C.J. Miles came to D.C. this offseason in the trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis bought out Howard quickly and now he’s with LeBron James and the Los Angels Lakers.

After getting surgery for a stress fracture in his foot, the most important thing for Miles at the moment is getting healthy.

Assuming he comes back at full strength, the Wizards have a similar situation with Miles as they do with Davis Bertans. Like Bertans, the 32-year-old Miles is a knockdown shooter who is also on an expiring deal.

Unlike Bertans,  he is a few years older, but also a more versatile defender. Miles can guard a few

more positions than Bertans, making him a real “three and D” wing.

With Miles, assuming he comes in and shoots the ball fairly well, you could be looking at another trade chip. Miles probably does not get you the same return as Bertans because of his age, but he could prove useful depending on what the Wizards plan is as the season goes along.

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With the season about ready to begin the Wizards have a very intriguing roster mixed with young players and a few veterans. With most people keeping their eyes on the development of the young core, the veterans could prove valuable for Tommy Shepard and the rest of the Wizards front office. Expect some interesting storylines surrounding this locker room as the season progresses.