3 Wizards who need monster second halves to save their job

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With the Washington Wizards back into the swing of the regular season, the team has yet to find any sustained success in the early part of their rebuilding process. Several players struggled to produce or show the promise that fans had hoped to see from at this point in the season.

Many players on the Wizards' current roster are playing under expiring contracts or have upcoming club options baked into their deal with the team. If they hope to survive through this rough patch of basketball in the District, these players will need to show up in a big way during the season's second half.

1. Johnny Davis

At the deadline last October, the Washington Wizards exercised a $5.29 million club option to retain 6'5" shooting guard Johnny Davis for the 2024-25 season. The decision has left some fans puzzled as the former Wisconsin Badger has yet to make a significant in-game impact for the Wizards during his NBA career.

Set to celebrate his 22nd birthday on Tuesday, Davis has averaged just 8.7 minutes per game this season. His low usage rate has prohibited him from finding his footing in the NBA as quickly as fans had hoped the Wizards' 2022 lottery pick would.

Davis has yet to make a start for the Wizards this season, battling injuries to his elbow and calf early in the year. Since returning from a brief stint in the G League on February 7th, Davis has scored just 4 points in 35 minutes of action. If his game continues to be left undeveloped, it is safe to assume Davis will not be playing in Washington much longer.