3 scenarios where the Wizards could be the middleman in a Kyrie Irving trade

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The Washington Wizards sneak away with Josh Green while not giving anything of value.

In this scenario the Washington Wizards once again find themselves in a situation where they are absorbing cap space. This time on two players on deals that last through the offseason, making it less likely due to Kyle Kuzma’s free agency looming over the summer.

They are again giving up the draft picks from the Lakers but likely won’t have to include any first rounders. The Mavericks on the other hand are a different story. They will likely have to include a haul of picks since they are getting by far the best player in the deal, and they are even gaining some cap space with this deal.

The Mavericks would need to include essentially all of their picks going forward, not quite like the Rudy Gobert trade from last offseason, but rather close. The picks would need to blow the Nets away.

The Wizards could walk away from this trade as the biggest winner. They dump a player that no matter what would have an uphill battle trying to win over support from Wizards fans. Johnny Davis was a top ten pick that is getting outperformed by a lot of later selections including undrafted players.

Moving Davis for Josh Green would give them a young player to focus on developing. Green was selected 18th in his draft class and was immediately labeled as one of the steals of the draft, although he has yet to really live up to that in a guard heavy rotation.

He could see some minutes at the point guard position with the Wizards as he is only six foot five and could fit really well with a playmaker like Deni Avdija on the floor. Certainly an interesting fit with this team especially with a reformed JaVale McGee reuniting with his old team.

If the Washington Wizards find a way to sneak into the inevitable Kyrie Irving trade, whether it be one of these ideas or other, more realistic ones, Tommy Sheppard will have the chance to redeem his past draft mistakes by pulling off yet another steal via trade.

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