Washington Wizards: Four potential in-season trades to continue rebuilding

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Wizards receive: Duncan Robinson, 2nd-round pick

Heat receive: Delon Wright, Landry Shamet

One team that has reportedly expressed interest so far in Landry Shamet is the Miami Heat. There hasn’t been any serious development regarding that since the Heat are heavily involved in trade talks regarding Damian Lillard. However, considering that they lost Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, and Victor Oladipo this summer, they will presumably want to add more backcourt depth regardless of the Lillard situation.

Shamet is a good substitute for Max Strus. He is not the strong defender Strus is, but he is an equally dangerous shooter. He also has more playmaking chops than him. His contract is not ideal at $10 million a year, but it’s also more manageable than the Duncan Robinson contract they are giving up in this deal.

Delon Wright is an equally intriguing addition to the Miami Heat, especially if they end up acquiring Damian Lillard. Wright would fit right next to Dame, taking on the tough defensive assignments, allowing Lillard to conserve his energy to the offensive end.

In return, Washington takes on Duncan Robinson and his $18 million per year deal. Robinson may be slightly overpaid but he is a valuable player. He is a lethal shooter with enough off-the-dribble skills to make defenses pay. He is a perfect piece on a rebuilding team. He can be a good trade piece later as well once there are fewer years left on his contract.

To make the trade more balanced, the Wizards get an additional second-round pick from Miami. This could be a win-win for both teams.