Wizards receive: Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Tim Hardaway Jr.
Mavericks receive: Corey Kispert, Delon Wright
One player that the Wizards can involve in trade talks to receive a younger player with a higher upside is Corey Kispert. The 24-year-old sharpshooter has proven himself to be a solid rotation player who can contribute to a playoff team. The Dallas Mavericks could be one of them.
Dallas needs to put as much shooting and defense as possible next to their stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. This trade accomplishes that.
Kispert can start for Dallas and immediately be their best shooter.
Delon Wright, on the other hand, provides the toughness and defense the Mavericks lack on the perimeter. He can play next to both Doncic and Irving or just one of them in bench-heavy lineups. He can easily be in the closing lineup in certain matchups that require high-level guard defense.
Moreover, Dallas gets out of Tim Hardaway Jr’s remaining 2-year deal that pays him $17.8 million for next season.
In return for all of this, the Wizards get Olivier-Maxence Prosper, the 24th overall pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 2023 NBA Draft. The 6’8 combo forward out of Marquette profiles as a potential 3&D player. Dallas liked him enough in the draft to trade for the 24th pick from the Sacramento Kings.
However, for this price where they dump their worst contract and add two solid rotation players, Dallas should be willing to part ways with the young Canadian. Prosper would immediately play a role as the 3&D prospect that Washington desperately needs, fitting next to Bilal Coulibaly perfectly to make a scary defensive duo.
The Wizards shouldn’t squander any chance to get high-upside prospects in the door, even if it means to add unwanted salary on their books. That’s why this trade could be a huge win for Washington.