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Trevor Booker wants to show his talent – with Wizards or new team

Trevor Booker, Serge Ibaka

Washington Wizards forward forward Trevor Booker (35) goes up for a shot in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Trevor Booker has more double-doubles (2) than 30-minute games (1) this season. He’s been in and out of the Wizards’ rotation, a difficult situation for a 25-year-old entering the final year of his rookie contract. Via Ben Standig of CSN Washington:

“Right now they’ve got me as a role player,” Booker said before Friday’s home finale against the 76ers. “I accept that role, but I can score more. I know my capabilities.

“Next year I’m sure they’ll see it - whether I’m here or with another team.”

Booker has mostly been productive in the minutes he’s received, but his field-goal and free-throw percentages are career lows. He hasn’t done enough to justify a guaranteed spot in Washington’s rotation, and that’s on him.

But he has the potential to receive a mid-level-type contract in the summer of 2014. For that to happen, he needs the minutes to develop and prove his value. It sounds like he’s taking responsibility to ensure that happens, too.