The last few years have been rough for the Washington Wizards, something that has been noted by everyone around the league. This prompted a changing of the guard in the front office. Now, with an actual plan being put in place, the franchise and the fanbase have hope for the future.
One of the most noteworthy changes is the fact that newly appointed president of Monumental Basketball Michael Winger has full authority to decide on any direction he wants to. This includes embracing a full rebuild and trading away the big three.
This is a stark contrast to the “we will never, ever tank” mindset of years prior. This change was met with a warm welcome from the fanbase who was strongly pulling for the Wizards to hit the reset button last season.
Does this mean that the Washington Wizards will embrace a rebuild?
While it hasn’t been made clear whether or not the Wizards plan on hitting the reset button, rivaling executives strongly believe that a rebuild is coming. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the decision is set in stone, but it does mean that front offices around the league are preparing for the trade market to be filled with vets from the Wizards.
The franchise has between a rock and a hard place for a while now. While it is true that they made some great moves in recent years to improve their situation, it is clearly not enough. It may be best to take advantage of the elite draft history of the new front office and make some big moves.
With all of that out of the way, let’s look at some ideas for what the Washington Wizards could make this offseason to kickstart a potential rebuild.