Wizards Draft: Potential Draft Night Trade Partners

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Monte Morris, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Potential Wizards Trade Partner: Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets made an early offseason trade when they flipped JaMychal Green to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal that got them the 30th overall pick in this years draft. That means Denver currently holds the 21st and 30th overall selections and may be open to trading at least one more of their productive veterans.

If Monte Morris is truly available the Wizards are likely among the teams showing significant interest in him. It’s well known Washington wants (and needs) a veteran point guard, and Morris is proven.

His ability to play on-ball and off-ball makes him an interesting fit with the Wizards. He can knock down shots from the outside, he hit 39.5 percent of his 3’s last season, and that’s one of Beal’s specific requests in the team’s next point guard.

More importantly, Morris can run the offense and keep things productive on that end of the floor. He’s a good fit next to a guy like Beal because of his versatility. That’s why the Wizards may call the Nuggets with an offer during the draft.

Would Washington trade down from ten if it also netted them Morris? A deal including picks 21 and 30, in addition to Morris, could be something the Wizards pursue during the draft.

More likely, the Wizards could try getting Morris for a slightly more reasonable cost. While he’s a good player, giving up a lottery selection for a deal built around him is a tough sell. It could come down to simply helping Denver save some money this offseason, which the Wizards should happily do for the right player.