Following three blockbuster trades, the Washington Wizards have made it clear that they are not afraid to make big moves to improve their positioning for the future. While they have already made their mark on the trade market this offseason, the sense is they are far from done making moves.
With nearly three rosters worth of high-quality bench guards on the team, they will need to start shipping them off to other teams to even out the roster and acquire draft capital. There has been talk around the internet recently that rookie Bilal Coulibaly could shift over to play the one, in order to do this, the Wizards will need to unload some of the previously mentioned guards.
The Wiz also have two starting players who no longer fit in what seems to be the long-term plans for the team, making them likely candidates for a trade. More on them later though.
What are the Washington Wizards looking for in a trade package?
The Wizards should be looking for high potential youth. They don’t necessarily have to be great now, but if the potential is there, the Wiz should be interested.
Draft picks would also be nice but aren’t overly necessary as a team can rebuild through trade returns as well. The Wizards for example, already have a young team with potential while only making one first-round pick this offseason. They don’t need to go down the Oklahoma City Thunder route if they don’t want to.
Teams like the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and Sacramento Kings all have youth on their rosters and are looking to make playoff runs. This makes them, as well as other teams in their situation prime trade partners for the Wiz.
With all that in mind, let’s look at some trades that can help the Washington Wizards boost their rebuild journey.