Ridiculous trade proposal that sees the Wizards get another draft pick

Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards celebrates with teammates Corey Kispert and Delon Wright. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards celebrates with teammates Corey Kispert and Delon Wright. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

While most will focus on the eighth pick, the Washington Wizards also have two second-round picks in their pocket as well as the three picks they received from the Los Angeles Lakers. These could be used in unison to trade for a mid to late first-round selection.

Most of the teams late in the first round are looking to contend rather than rebuild, meaning that with the right package, the Wizards could grab another first round pick. However, they are definitely going to need to evaluate who the ideal trade partner would be based on who they want to select.

Personally, I would want to target Dereck Lively or Kris Murray to supplement the bench. The latter only if they are unconfident in their ability to bring Kyle Kuzma back next season. This leave them with an obvious trade target.

The Washington Wizards should trade picks with the Golden State Warriors

With a new executive coming to take over for the Warriors, they may be looking to make some moves early to establish themselves. However, their lack of experience could make it so teams are able to take advantage of this eagerness. The Wizards could easily be one of those teams.

With their new additions in the front office, the Wiz now have plenty of experience in the decision-making chair. Michael Winger and Travis Schlenk both have extensive experience working in executive positions on great teams such as the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors will most likely be looking for a player to help them toward their goal of winning a championship rather than a rookie. This is where a potential trade comes in. No super realistic trade can happen between these two teams without featuring players like Kristaps Porzingis or Jordan Poole.

See? not super realistic. However, it could theoretically happen if Warriors owner Joe Lacob is desperate enough to save some money next season.

In a move that gives the Warriors some relief to their horrible salary situation, while also giving them either a trade asset or a backup forward for injury insurance, the Wizards find themselves with a quality pick.

As stated before, the only reason the Warriors would even consider this trade is to save money. The Wizards could give them a package including $5.5 million. This would allow the Warriors to make money instead of spending $2.5 million, which due to the current salary situation would look more like $7.5 million.

This may not seem like a lot, but the Warriors are already spending more than any other team in NBA history. Penny pinching seems like a great idea when you’re spending a ridiculous amount of money to lose in the second round of the playoffs.

While this trade is incredibly unlikely to happen, the Washington Wizards would greatly benefit from having the ability to draft a player like Dereck Lively.

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