In a recent live video on Bleacher Report there were six different proposed trades focused on the Washington Wizards. From trying to contend to jumping into a rebuild, there was little bit of everything being proposed.
Most of the trades, however, were focused on a rebuild. This does make sense though. The Wiz have been stuck in the forever spinning wheel of mediocrity for over 40 years. The closes they came to breaking the cycle was after the Gilbert Arenas fiasco which led to them nabbing John Wall and eventually Bradley Beal.
On top of that, most times when a front office is flipped over it means there is change coming. Most executives want to make a name for themselves built on moves they make, not decisions made by their predecessor. While there have been some notable exceptions to that point like Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal surviving a change of general manager, this is still a common occurrence.
When Michael Winger took over as President of Monumental Sports, the organization that runs the Wizards, Mystics, and GoGo, one of the main things mentioned is that nothing was off the table for the franchise’s future. This includes trading away their ‘big three’ of Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, and Kristaps Porzings. Although, their names were not listed explicitly.
This means that both a rebuild and an effort to go all-in on a championship is entirely possible for the Wizards.
With all that out of the way, let’s dive into the actual trades proposed by Bleacher Report.