The 30-year-old power forward has been a good steward for the Washington Wizards organization since he joined the team in 2020. Despite playing limited minutes in all three seasons, he is a well-liked veteran with a great reputation in the locker room. Considering there aren’t many experienced players on the roster, there might be a benefit to keeping him around solely for that reason.
He will not have an expectation to play considering Kyle Kuzma, Deni Avdija, and Patrick Baldwin Jr. are ahead of him in the same position in the rotation. And if needed, he can come in and provide size and toughness in limited minutes. There is always a place for a smart, hard-working veteran on any NBA team.
However, Gill is also one of the easier players to cut on the team. He is due $2 million for next season, and the Wizards could easily buy his contract out to let him go to another team in the NBA or go back to a team in Europe, where he was thriving before making the jump to the NBA.
Seemingly the only way that Gill would be dealt to another NBA team is if he is part of a larger trade package, perhaps with one of the other players on this list. It’s not clear whether Gill would want to be a benchwarmer in his age-31 season. The Wizards and Gill should work together to find a solution that works for both sides. That might very well mean that Gill will not be a part of the Wizards roster for the 2023-24 season.