The Wizards relinquished the No. 22 pick in last month's draft to acquire Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets, but if he gets his desired salary he'll end up being a 26-game rental.
Check this from CSN's Chris Miller:
League source tells me Bojan Bogdanovic is looking for a 3-4 year deal worth about 16 million per year. #DCFamily— Chris Miller 🎥🎙🏀 (@cmillsnbcs) July 3, 2017
Bogdanovic is a restricted free agent which means the Wizards, who made him a qualifying offer, have the first right of refusal. He made $3.7 million last season.
If the 6-8 forward fetches an offer sheet anywhere close to his desired number -- coupled with the Wizards possibly having to match a max offer sheet for Otto Poter -- it's difficult to see how he'd fit under the salary cap.
Other moves could be made, of course, to make room and the Wizards still have the mid-level exception of $8.4 million available.
Aside from the financials, Bogdanovic said after the season that he wanted more playing time. That would seem to indicate that he's willing to sign with a team that's not as good as the Wizards, who won 49 games and advanced to the conference semifinals, to get both.
If the Wizards retain Porter, they'll still have him plus Kelly Oubre, Markieff Morris and Jason Smith among their forwards. If Chris McCullough, who was a throw-in from Brooklyn in the deal, is able to stick that's also another forward.