November 8, 2020, 2:30 pm
Wizards open to ‘buying’ a second-round pick — The Athletic, November 17
Cole Anthony has individual workout with Wizards — Stefan Bondy, November 13
RJ Hampton has worked out for Wizards — Keith Smith, November 11
Wizards have met with Onyeka Okongwu — Jonathan Wasserman, November 5
Devin Vassell and Precious Achiuwa ‘names to watch’ for Wizards if Okongwu’s off the board — Bleacher Report, November 4
Wizards hoping for Onyeka Okongwu at No. 9; open to trading down otherwise — Bleacher Report, October 29
Finding a big will likely be a priority for the Wizards — Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, October 27
Free Agency Rumors
Wizards have discussed John Wall-Russell Westbrook deal — Shams Charania, November 17
Wizards’ top priority (besides Bertans) is finding a rim protector — The Athletic, November 17
Wizards GM says that “Bradley Beal isn’t going anywhere” — Tim Bontemps, November 17
Re-signing Davis Bertans is Wizards’ top priority — Chris Miller, November 12
How’d We Get Here?
The Wizards went into the season knowing they’d be without John Wall, and despite Bradley Beal’s brilliance this was largely going to be a developmental season. By that measure it should be viewed as successful, with Washington uncovering a gem in Davis Bertans and some growth from Thomas Bryant, Troy Brown, Mo Wagner and Isaac Bonga, among others. Not to mention a solid start to Rui Hachimura’s career and the team adding another potential contributor in Jerome Robinson. Beal remains the only guy who’s locked-in as a foundational piece (trade rumors be damned) but the Wizards should feel alright about some of their younger guys approaching that tier in secondary roles.
There figures to be a reshuffling with Wall back in the mix (unless you believe the reports of his trade request, which the organization shot down), but either way this looks like Beal’s team now and everything else should fall in line around that.
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