After starting the NBA season 6-17 and dealing with numerous players out due to health and safety protocols, both Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal have carried the Wizards to this point in the season and they have won 8 of their last 11 games.
They are entering the second-half of the season with a lot of energy and with a solid amount of momentum, which makes the Wizards a team to watch at the trade deadline this year.
It seemed as if Bradley Beal could be a player on the move and the Wizards could ultimately be “sellers” but after their latest run, they could very much look to add more talent to their roster.
Outside of Westbrook and Beal, there is not much reliable talent on this roster, but the Washington bench still ranks 10th in the league in scoring. They are one of the deepest teams in the league in terms of playing 9-10 guys per game and with some young talent on their roster, they could be a team that looks to add numerous experienced, veteran players.
While they had a terrible start to the season, Washington is only two games back from the Raptors for the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference and with both the 9th place and 10th place teams having a chance to make the playoffs this year, the Wizards’ playoff hopes are very much alive.
With that said, let’s take a look at three under-the-radar trade targets the Washington Wizards should express a lot of interest in at this year’s trade deadline.