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

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Where do these players fit with the Washington Wizards?

In Swartz's summary of the Wizards' return in this proposed trade, he projects Giddey as a strong option for Washington at point guard. While his 24.8 minutes per game are well below his marks from his two previous seasons, the 6'8" guard has averaged 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in 2023-24.

Giddey is shooting a career-high 34.5 percent from three-point range this year, continuing to work to improve his outside scoring ability in order to provide on offense for the 52-22 Thunder. At just 21 years old, Giddey has plenty of room to improve and grow into his role with an NBA team.

Going to the District alongside Giddey would be the 6'10" Dieng, a 20-year-old forward who has shown flashes in his brief NBA career. In his lone NBA start last April, Dieng cashed in with 22 points and eight rebounds, showing off his playmaking ability by adding nine assists to his ledger as well. The performance came in Oklahoma City's final game of the 2022-23 season, a game in which Dieng started next to current Wizards guard Jared Butler.