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Report: Wizards re-signing Thomas Bryant to three-year, $25 million contract

Washington Wizards v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 27: Thomas Bryant #13 of the Washington Wizards reacts after getting And 1 against the Phoenix Suns on March 27, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 2019 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Thomas Bryant was a rare bright spot in the Wizards’ dreary season.

They’ll keep him around.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Bryant spent much of last season as Washington’s starting center. He could retain that role with Dwight Howard a huge unknown.

The 21-year-old Bryant plays with a lot of energy. He creates opportunities at the rim by running hard, and he converts them.

But he’s also deficient as a defender and team rebounder. A silver ling: He’s active defensively. If he improves his awareness and focus on that end, he could turn into an acceptable defender.

That’ll largely determine whether this contract is worth it.