In 2010, the Wizards acquired the rights to Trevor Booker, the 23rd overall pick in that year's draft, and Hamady Ndiaye, the 56th overall pick, in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“Trevor is a strong rebounder and hard-nosed defender with an aggressive mentality," GM Ernie Grunfeld said at the time. "He is a real competitor who will bring a strong desire and physicality to our team. Hamady also plays with toughness and a lot of effort, and has an excellent ability to block shots."
The players they gave up? Rights to the 30th overall pick, Lazar Hayward, and the 35th pick, Nemanja Bjelica.
As Booker enters his second season in Utah, Ndiaye plays in the Philippine Basketball Association. Hayward is a free agent. And one Euroleague MVP later, it looks like Bjelica could soon be coming to the NBA himself.
At 6-10, the 27-year-old Bjelica is reportedly in "serious discussions" with the Timberwolves to bring him to the NBA, according to a report from RealGM. Contract figures would reportedly be three years and in the $12 million range.
Bjelica, a versatile forward, played for Fenerbahce Ulker in 2014-15. He averaged 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 54 percent and 37.2 percent from three.
Minnesota has been stockpiling assets, including 2015 No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns, as well as former No. 1 overall picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett who were acquired when Kevin Love was dealt to Cleveland.
Second-round picks are often unpredictable. The Wizards may not have even taken Bjelica in 2010 if they had not traded the pick, of course, just as a player like Jerian Grant may not have gone No. 19 overall had the Wizards not traded up to No. 15 in this year's draft.
Though it's still true that a 6-10 stretch-four is the type of player this blossoming Washington squad could use. Watch some of his highlights below: