Lonnie Walker IV
He may be harder to acquire than the rest of this list but Lonnie Walker IV has the potential to be a long-term piece for the Washington Wizards.
Walker IV, who was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 2018, burst onto the scene with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2023 NBA Playoffs with his shotmaking and two-way ability.
The 24-year-old shooting guard has the ability to score in a variety of ways. He hit 36.5% of his threes last season and has the ability to create mid-rangers and make them at a respectable clip. He has the athleticism and strength to get to the rim and finish as well. He averaged 11.7 points per game on league-average efficiency in 23 minutes per game with the Lakers.
He is a solid defender as well. He doesn’t have elite size for his position, only standing at 6’4 but he makes up for it with his lateral quickness and athleticism. He is by no means elite on the defensive end but he definitely has the ability to stay on the court against most teams.
Walker IV is not going to set the world on fire on either end of the floor, but he is a decent two-way option. He would inject much-needed athleticism and shotmaking into the Wizards roster.
He made $6.5 million last season and after his playoff performances, he will most likely require more on the open market. There is a decent chance he will be out of the Lakers’ price range. If that’s the case the Wizards can lure him with more playing time and a longer contract.