A move needs to be made. The Washington Wizards cannot afford to sit idly by as their team wastes away another season. John Wall isn’t ready to go, and there is no exact date of his expected return. Nene Hilario is out on the court playing limited minutes on one foot. Jordan Crawford is the team’s best player, but he is so erratic he throws the chemistry of the rest of the players off. Kevin Seraphin has regressed. Jan Vesely is the 13th best player on the team at best. Bradley Beal is a 19-year-old rookie struggling to find his shot. This team needs another shake up.
Every year it seems as if the Wizards are blowing up the team and starting over. That can be contributed to the guy in charge, Ernie Grunfeld, constantly putting the wrong pieces together. This team needs another young player with talent urgently. Even though the Wizards are high on DeMarcus Cousins, who could use a change in scenery, there is doubt the Sacramento Kings ownership really wants to move him. Bringing Cousins to the Wizards as they stand in the front office and coaching staff may be a bad idea as well. This is the same front office that couldn’t corral or hone the talents of JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche, or Nick Young.
The Wizards should make a play for Tyreke Evans. All indications are that Evans won’t be returning to the Kings next year and they never figured out how to use him correctly. Evans is shooting guard, shaky on the shooting, trapped inside of a small forward’s frame. A combination of Evans, Wall, and Beal would be scary. The Wizards should make a play for Evans before the trade deadline. Evans would give them another young ball handler with size, capable of getting his own shot as well as getting others involved, with NBA experience. A package surrounding Seraphin should be able to get that deal done.