John Wall publicly provided the Washington Wizards with his offseason wish list.
“There’s a lot that we can use,” Wall said, per NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes. “… I think the way the league is going, you need athletic bigs, you need scoring off the bench, you need all of those types of things.”nike nfl jerseys cheap
Wing depth was another focus for Wall.
The Wizards, of course, don’t have the funds to cross off every item on that list. With Jodie Meeks and Jason Smith (predictably) picking up their player options, Washington has $124.8 million committed to the 2018-19 payroll. And that total doesn’t nfl jerseys cheap nike include new deals for Mike Scott, who ranked second among its reserves with 8.8 points per game, or Ty Lawson, who averaged the eighth-most minutes on the team in the postseason.
Wall knew—or should have known—the front office can’t afford all his desires, but making his request in that manner pressured the Wizards to get at least one of those things. The draft didn’t inspire any hope they will. Rather than pursuing plug-nfl nike jerseys cheap and-play options, Washington opted to pick 18-year-olds Troy Brown Jr., a non-shooting wing, and Issuf Sanon, who will be stashed overseas.
“The draft did nothing to address the immediate needs of a nike nfl jersey cheap thin roster that’s set to pay the luxury tax next season,” Osman Baig of Bullets Forever wrote.
It’s hard to imagine free agency going any better. It might even hurt if Scott scored his way out of the budget or someone eyes Lawson as a sneaky-good bargain buy.
Whether Washington backtracks or treads water this summer, either will feel deflating since the good parts of the roster are seemingly ready to rise.