These 2 players have likely played their last game for the Wizards

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With April underway, the Washington Wizards are just a handful of games away from a busy offseason. The Wizards have their work cut out for them this summer, hoping to find themselves in a better state when the 2024-25 season begins next October.

Part of the process for team president Michael Winger and general manager Will Dawkins will be deciding which current Wizards to work with in free agency. Several players currently on the roster have expiring contracts, some entering restricted free agency while others enter an open market.

Ahead of Tuesday night's matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks in the District, the Wizards shared their injury report, designating guards Tyus Jones and Landry Shamet as out for yet another game down the stretch. While both players' injuries are being monitored as day-to-day, neither one has taken the floor in nearly three weeks.

Have Tyus Jones and Landry Shamet played their last games in the District?

Jones is set to enter unrestricted free agency as his two-year deal expires at season's end. This year, the 27-year-old guard is shooting a career-high 48.9 percent from the field 10.1 attempts per game, his most in any season of his career. His 7.3 assists per contest is far-and-away the best mark on the Wizards and will likely allow him to command a respectable contract on the open market this summer.

As for Shamet, the offseason brings a non-guarantee deadline for the 27-year-old sharpshooter. The Wizards have the ability until June 29th to waive Shamet without accruing the $11 million cap hit his contract carries into next season. Shamet's three-point shooting percentage of 33.8 percent this season is the worst of his career.

While Shamet seems to be an obvious candidate to be waived by the team this summer, Jones is projected by Spotrac's Keith Smith to receive between $17 million and $20 million per season on a new contract. With Jordan Poole's recent ascension into productive play at starting point guard under Brian Keefe, Jones likely does not provide enough value to the Wizards for the front office to offer him that kind of money this summer.

With less than two weeks to play, it is less than likely the Wizards would activate Shamet or Jones before the end of the regular season. The two guards have some big question marks in the immediate future in terms of where their next step will be in the NBA, and with the Wizards aiming to take a patient approach to their rebuilding process, both players could be on the outs.

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