5 wild trades the Wizards should consider to move the rebuild forward

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Jonathan Kuminga. Golden State Warriors
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Trade No. 1

To start out, the Washington Wizards could swing for the fences and try to snag Jonathan Kuminga from the Golden State Warriors. A trade that could really give the Wizards a huge weapon down the road.

Kuminga is a player who has the potential to be the second coming of Giannis Antetokounmpo. With his athleticism mixed with his height and natural feel for the defense, he can easily slide into a starting role on most teams in the league.

However, for one reason or another, the Warriors have left him out of the rotation and in an inconsistent role. Eventually, this led to the 20-year-old’s agent informing the team thathe would rather be traded than continue in the position he has been in his first two seasons.

Let’s look at the trade:

Danilo Gallinari provides the exact bench contributions that the Warriors needed last season from players like JaMychal Green but at a much higher level. He is also a better defender than Green.

The Warriors would also be receiving some much-needed cash relief as the Wizards should send off $5 million to make the deal enticing for the team looking to return to glory.

Kuminga lost much of his trade value with his near trade request, making this the perfect time for the Washington Wizards to jump in and grab a franchise cornerstone for a low price.