The Washington Wizards might just be on the cusp of a new day. For the Wizards and their fans, the last half-decade (half-century?) has been lived out in the haze of dusk, never finding the hope of contention or the hope of a rebuild to bring a brighter future.
That future isn’t imminent, but for the first time in a long time, it looks possible. New team president Michael Winger has come over from the LA Clippers and looks to have a level of competency unheard of in the nation’s capital. He has the capability of steering the ship in a positive direction.
It’s time for the Washington Wizards to rebuild
The Washington Wizards don’t have a top-25 player on their roster, they don’t have a young star in the making, and they have an expensive roster that could get even more expensive if they run everything back. The path to becoming a team that can contend in the Eastern Conference involves tearing the current experiment down before something new can be built in its place.
Winger has indicated he is open to any potential team-building path, and The Athletic reported that many rival executives expect Winger to take the rebuilding route. If so, trades involving the team’s biggest names could be imminent.
What could that path look like? Let’s cook up four different trades for the Wizards to take this roster from purgatory to rebuild, starting with their homegrown star.