3 reasons why the Washington Wizards should sign this former top-10 pick

Cam Reddish of the Portland Trailblazers (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Cam Reddish of the Portland Trailblazers (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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Cam Reddish, Portland Trailblazers
Cam Reddish of the Portland Trailblazers (Photo by Amanda Loman/Getty Images) /

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Following the news that the Washington Wizards plan on buying out the contract of Danilo Gallinari, they will need players to fill in the three and four positions. This is especially true as Kyle Kuzma is likely leaving this offseason as well.

Currently, they are set to go with Bilal Coulibaly, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, and Patrick Baldwin Jr as the only players at those positions on the roster capable of playing rotational minutes. This is decent for a rebuilding team but could always be better.

Why not add Cam Reddish to the Washington Wizards for size?

At six-foot-eight, Reddish is tall enough to play both forward positions for the Wizards. His athleticism also allows him to run with Jordan Poole and Bilal Coulibaly, making a dangerous fastbreak trio.

He also has a seven-foot-one wingspan, making him an interesting prospect on the defensive end of the floor. When combined with his speed and vertical, he has the tools to be an elite wing defender.

While he may not have the bulk to be a force in the paint on either end of the floor just yet, if he starts to show improvement with the team, he will have time to add the strength necessary to hold his ground.

Adding his size and length to the roster would be a smart move for the already undersized Washington Wizards.