Washington Wizards: 3 biggest weaknesses to address this offseason

Washington Wizards Thomas Bryant (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Thomas Bryant (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards Davis Bertans
Washington Wizards Davis Bertans (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Weakness #3: Three-point shooting

To be fair, the Washington Wizards aren’t a terrible three-point shooting team. They ranked around the middle of the pack last season in both attempts and makes from beyond the arc. However, most of that is due to the deadly long-range duo of Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans.

Together, the two accounted for 370 of Washington’s 864 three-pointers last season. After that, there’s not a lot of firepower. Isaiah Thomas made the third most three’s in a Wizards uniform last season and he was traded before the deadline.

Jerome Robinson and Thomas Bryant both showed some range this season– especially while in the Orlando bubble. If there was a star from the Wizards’ 1-7 bubble run, it was Jerome Robinson. He had multiple three-pointers in six of the eight bubble games, and made four threes twice during that time. Bryant finished the season shooting over 40 percent from three. But he was making less than one three-pointer per game.

There are some capable shooters on the roster. But few, if any, are real threats from distance. For the most part, teams will be happy to let Isaac Bonga, Moritz Wagner, or Troy Brown Jr. pull up from distance.

If the Wizards lose Bertans in free agency, this becomes a much bigger need. But even if they keep him, adding another reliable shooter would take this explosive offense to the next level.

Free Agency Find: Danilo Gallinari, Joe Harris

Draft Night Solution: Devin Vassell, Aaron Nesmith

Trade Target: Delon Wright