3 Wizards who need monster second halves to save their job

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2. Tyus Jones

Scheduled to hit free agency this summer, Tyus Jones was a prime candidate to be traded by the Wizards ahead of the annual trade deadline in early February. However, the Wizards opted to retain Jones and despite his productive season, the team may be headed in a different direction.

In his first season in the District, Jones is shooting a team-best 42.7 percent from beyond the arc, leading the team in assists as well. Jones has started all 56 of Washington's games so far this season and has been one of the lone bright spots throughout an otherwise unfulfilling season of Wizards basketball.

However, the direction the team is heading in its rebuilding process may leave Jones as the odd man out. Alongside other up-and-coming players already in the Wizards' system, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman recently projected the Wizards to select Serbian guard Nikola Topic in the NBA Draft this summer.

Jones is due $14 million this season and considering the career-high numbers he is posting across the board, he will certainly receive several offers in free agency. Jones' market this summer will likely make Washington a longshot among potential suitors for the 27-year-old guard.