The 24-year-old shooting guard hit 41% of his threes last season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. After being a second-round pick for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2020 NBA Draft, Joe failed to hit enough shots to become a permanent feature there before flourishing into a solid rotational piece in Oklahoma City.
Despite being the best shooter on the Thunder team, Joe might get squeezed out of a rotation spot next season. Oklahoma City already has 21 players on their roster, and has to make significant moves to move on from some of them. Considering how invested they are into their own recent draft picks, Joe might be one of the odd men out. In this case, the Wizards should certainly pounce.
Joe is only making $2 million each for the next two seasons, making salary matching and a potential trade relatively easy. He is already a much better player than his contract suggests, and he should continue to improve even more to be one of the best non-rookie deals out there.
Joe doesn’t have great physical or athletic tools as he is a 6’4 shooting guard with a slight build. He can get taken advantage of on the defensive end. However, he is a real shooting threat. He made 4.2 threes per 36 minutes last season, good for 3rd in the entire league. He can get three-pointers up in a pinch, and for the Wizards who desperately need to increase their three-point attempt rate, Joe could be the perfect addition.