rugbyrugger23 wrote:Dat2U wrote:I don't understand it from the Wizards perspective. Just seems like were swapping contracts without a specific goal in mind.
I said why in OP. But to expand...
Wiggins gets a fresh start on new team in new situation. Can the 24yo fit well with Beal and become his Robin? Adams is 25yo center who can also gets a fresh start (1st season without Westbrook). Can he prove to be a core member with Beal and Wiggins?
Wizards also get more cap flexibility. Being Wiggins contract is 10ish million per year less than Wall contract.
Wizards would be a consolidation trade from being a real contender. They would have expiring contract(s) + Hachimura + TBJ + Wagner + FFRP(s) to build a very nice package for a star player to join their core (if new core proving to gel and be successful). Who does such a package fetch at trade deadline?
To answer my own question, I think A. Gordon would be a perfect target. Miles or Bertans expiring + Hachimura + TBJ plus 1 or 2 FFRP would get Gordon from Magic (assuming they are struggling and are sellers themselves).
Other than Dragic, that is a hell of a core team for Wizards. I think Beal is the oldest at 26.