One of the Washington Wizards‘ current concerns is the need to strengthen their backup point guard position.
Currently, Washington’s backups are Garrett Temple and Eric Maynor. Both of these players have played below average and failed to meet expectations set by the Wizards’ franchise. Out of the two, Maynor is the worst, which is why Temple gets playing time. Maynor has only played in a handful of games in 2014. Temple is currently averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 assists per game.
John Wall and Bradley Beal have been an amazing duo so far this season, but Washington’s shortcoming in rotation have hurt the team. The Wizards have only one backup shooting guard, Martell Webster, who has been great for the franchise this year. Washington really needs to get rid of Maynor or Temple. A short backcourt rotation would hurt the Wizards during the postseason dramatically.
Recently, Washington was rumored to have interested in Luke Ridnour. He is currently backup point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks. He is currently averaging 5.7 points, 4.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds. Ridnour would be a nice backcourt addition, who could help improve bench productivity and increase the consistency in the bench’s production. He is in the last year of a $4 million contract. Acquiring Ridnour would be beneficial for the Wizards if the team can get rid of Maynor or Temple. This is a very low-risk deal for the franchise.
Out of the most recent trade rumors surrounding the Washington franchise, Ridnour is the Wizards’ best option to trade and strengthen their backup point guard position.