The NBA trade deadline is today! Here are 3 questions that will be answered for the Washington Wizards once the frenzy is over!
Crickets… Not a peep… The NBA trade deadline is today (March 25), and it’s been relatively quiet for the Washington Wizards so far. Usually, everyone would frantically be checking Twitter for Woj bombs, but it seems as though things won’t start to heat up until we get closer to the 3 p.m. cutoff on Thursday.
Patience is a virtue, but the Wizards are starting to run out of time and only have 30 games remaining in the season. If they’re serious about contending this year, then they have to consider making a deal to improve their playoff chances before it’s too late. GM Tommy Sheppard must be aggressive, or else Washington will likely miss the playoffs for the third straight year.
There’s been no indication whether the Wizards will be active in the market or not, but that could all change quickly! So even though we may be in the dark now, here are three questions that will finally be answered once the trade deadline finally passes!
No. 3 – Are the Washington Wizards buyers or sellers?
It’s been a disappointing season so far for the Washington Wizards, who are currently in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and four games out of the play-in games. Bradley Beal is currently leading the league in scoring (31.8 PPG), and Russell Westbrook has finished with a triple-double in 14 out of the 35 games he’s suited up in. But unfortunately, the stellar play of the Wizards’ two superstars has not translated to many wins this season.
After losing to the New York Knicks, 131-113, the Wizards are now 1-7 since returning from All-Star break. Washington was supposed to be climbing back into the playoff race in the second half of the season, but it’s not looking good right now. The trade deadline is a chance for the Wizards to shake things up a little bit. The current roster has gotten out to a slow 15-27 start, so some new faces could potentially help turn things around, but it’s still up in the air which direction they want to go.
Will Washington choose to throw in the towel on the rest of the season and be sellers at the deadline? Or will they be buyers and continue to make a push for the playoffs? Either one of these options is feasible at this point, but staying pat and doing nothing should be completely out of the question! The Wizards must prove to fans that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to build a team that can compete for championships and not dwell in mediocrity forever.