Grade the Trade: Wizards send Kyle Kuzma to contender in proposed player swap

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With the NBA season coming to a close, the Washington Wizards are soon to be on the clock in what is shaping up to be a busy offseason for team president Michael Winger and general manager Will Dawkins.

After Sunday night's 119-107 loss to the Miami Heat, the Wizards sit at an abysmal 14-61 on the year. In the first year of their rebuilding process, the team has done as much losing as they have needed to in order to secure strong odds in this summer's NBA Draft lottery. However, there are more moves to be made outside of the draft room.

NBA writer Greg Swartz shared several offseason trade hypotheticals in a recent article for Bleacher Report, detailing where some of the league's bottom feeders could turn in the trade market this summer. Among the eight mock trades, Swartz offered was a deal between the Wizards and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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The proposed trade involves the Wizards trading key forward Kyle Kuzma to the Thunder, which would give Oklahoma City the veteran presence of a player who has made it to the NBA Finals and come away victorious. In exchange, the Wizards would receive a pair of young prospects: 21-year-old Josh Giddey and 20-year-old Ousmane Dieng.