Washington currently has the one of the best backcourts in the NBA with John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wizards are currently 24-23 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards have been playing like a new team in 2014 and it is important that their momentum keeps building as playoffs get closer.
The Wizards have a solid frontcourt with Marcin Gortat and Nene Hilario, but are missing a star frontcourt player, that can take them to the next step. Each night, a different player needs to step up to fill the void in the frontcourt. This is extremely tough and has made the Wizards’ season difficult so far. The Wizards need to go all in and trade for a big player who can help with Washington’s playoff push.
The Wizards need to look for another impact player. Washington can offer up Trevor Ariza, Garrett Temple or Otto Porter Jr. It was reported that the Wizards were rejected by the Houston Rockets when trying to pursue Omer Asik. That is not a big concern because Washington will get Gortat to re-sign.
The Wizards reportedly have interest in Greg Monroe, the power forward for the Detroit Pistons. Monroe would be a great addition for the roster. He could serve as a high frontcourt impact player. Monroe’s statics have dropped since last year, but I believe that is because Detroit’s frontcourt is too crowded, limiting Monroe’s productivity. Alongside Wall and Beal, the Wizards could maximize Monroe’s potential.
Washington needs to go all in and try to secure a high impact player before the trade deadline. Another nice addition would make the Wizards an even bigger threat.