The Washington Wizards looked like they were heading down the path to embark on another rebuild this NBA offseason. The trade of Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers had the looks of rebuilding all over it.
With Westbrook traded away, many presumed that Bradley Beal would soon follow out the door. Somewhat unexpectedly, the Wizards pivoted, instead opting to upgrade and build the roster up around Beal.
That disappointed plenty of teams around the league, as Beal was looked at as one true superstar difference maker that could have been had this offseason. Instead, the Wizards are hoping to convince him to remain with the team long-term.
The Washington Wizards received some aid in that area from the Lakers. Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell add excellent depth to the roster. The No. 22 pick they received was flipped to the Indiana Pacers for Aaron Holiday and Isaiah Todd, the No. 31 pick in the draft.
Spencer Dinwiddie was also acquired as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets, giving Washington a solid backcourt partner for Beal to play off of. Younger players Rui Hachimura, Deni Avidja, Daniel Gafford and Corey Kispert provide the team with plenty of upsides.
The only thing missing from the roster is a true defensive anchor. That isn’t a strong suit for Harrell, Thomas Bryant is injured and Gafford showed flashes. Could the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers work out a trade once again, this time centered around Myles Turner?
Over at Bleacher Report, one of the blockbuster trades mentioned that could still happen is Turner heading to the Wizards in exchange for Davis Bertans and a 2024 first-round pick.
Is this a trade that would interest the Washington Wizards? Let’s take a look at whether or not they should pursue a deal for Myles Turner.