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Pick the best use of the Wizards' 15th and final roster spot based on position. Even if we assume Jarell Eddie and Danuel House are No. 13 and 14, the wings spots lack experience off the bench.

Rising second-year player Kelly Oubre Jr. backs up Otto Porter at small forward. Tomas Satoransky could end up serving as the primary option behind starting wing guard Bradley Beal, but the 2012 second-round pick will make his NBA debut this season. Eddie received sporadic minutes last season as a rookie. Other than his work in the Las Vegas Summer League, House would enter the NBA this season untested. Marcus Thornton has certainly been around the league and can help in spurts offensively, but there's a reason he's been on six teams in the last three years.

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Gerald Green has bounced around the NBA as well. The 6-foot-7 swingman is currently on the Boston Celtics. If available, he might be an interesting two-way option. Based on a report in the Boston Globe, he might be.

"But there remains a roster crunch for the Celtics with Ben Bentil and Demetrius Jackson signing partially guaranteed deals, along with the addition of free agent Gerald Green to join James Young and R.J. Hunter to compete for a rotation spot. Green signed a one-year minimum deal, so there is no guarantee he would make the roster with a subpar training camp. The final roster spot could come down to Hunter and Young, and there are plenty of teams that will enter training camp with fewer than 15 guaranteed contracts and could take Young’s deal in a trade. It will be a very intriguing few weeks for the Celtics’ youngsters."

 

One of the NBA's best dunkers during his career, Green labored last season with Miami, averaging 8.9 points on 39% shooting from the field. If that's chalked up to something of a one-off campaign -- he averaged at least 11 points per game in each of the previous two seasons with Phoenix --, Washington might find his talents intriguing, Green is a 36% shooter on 3-pointers for his career, excels in the opening court and has improved defensively. 

The Wizards may have a plan in place on the perimeter plans by the time the Celtics make a decision. Either way, Green is the type of player who might be worth taking a look at for the 15th spot if available.