No. 7: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
One of the most confounding transactions in recent Wizards history was the decision to trade Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. After a healthy, consistent, and solid season in Washington, KCP was somehow traded to the Denver Nuggets. Not only was he one of the best 3&D wings in the NBA, he was also one of the deadliest three-point shooters the Wizards ever had.
In the 77 games he played in his lone season with the Wizards, Caldwell-Pope made 39% of his 5.3 attempts per game. He averaged 13.2 points per game that season, demonstrating his ability to do so much more than just shooting threes as well. His free-throw accuracy of 89% that season is another indication of how on-fire he was throughout the 2021-22 season.
Impressively enough, that was the worst shooting season for Caldwell-Pope in the last three seasons. When he was with the Lakers in the 2020-21 season, and with the Nuggets this past season, Caldwell-Pope hit well over 40% of his threes, proving that his accuracy in Washington was by no means a fluke.
Letting go of such an expert marksman should haunt the Wizards for a long time, especially considering their current need for shooting.