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Report: Raul Neto to return to Wizards as backup point guard

2021 Play-In Tournament - Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Raul Neto #19 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against the Indiana Pacers during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament on May 20, 2021 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Wizards paid a healthy price to bring in Spencer Dinwiddie as their new starting point guard.

It was much easier to find his backup. Raul Neto will return to the Wizards on a one-year contract, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This is a solid re-signing by the Wizards, Neto fit well there last season. He averaged 8.7 points and 2.3 assists a game off the bench, and hit 39% from three for the second straight season, which increases his value. He plays well off Beal (and maybe the same with Dinwiddie) as a secondary shot creator and guy who can run the offense.

This is likely a deal for the minimum or just a little more (maybe the bi-annual exception), but it should be a good fit for both sides.