The Wizards get high marks for rostering Bradley Beal, who’s the infrequent (relatively) cheap All-Star.
Still only 25 years old, he continues to elevate his ceiling through growth for a scorer, distributor and shot-creator. Moved to the driver’s chair by John Wall’s season-ending injury, Beal has become one of just seven players averaging at least 25 points, five assists and five rebounds.
But the inventory of Washington begins as soon as you get past Beal, tumbling.
The worry is Wall. Injuries had been a issue, but he has never gone through something similar to this. He had heel operation in January, then ruptured his Achilles tendon. He has started.
Outside the backcourt, only Ian Mahinmi and Troy Brown Jr. have guaranteed contracts for 2019-20, while Dwight Howard retains a 5.6 million player option. The deadline deal that sent Otto Porter Jr. into the Chicago Bulls enhanced the team’s financial outlook, but it is possible some of those savings will get pumped into keeping veterans Trevor Ariza and Jeff Green, a source told NBC Sports’ Ben Standig.
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