Wizards top off-season questions
How much is John Wall worth?
John Wall will be a restricted agent next summer but the Wizards have an opportunity to sign him to a long term extension before the start of next season. Wall's play down the stretch proved he's a franchise type player. But does that translate into a max deal that would pay him $70+ million?
Will Martell Webster return?
Nobody batted an eye when the Wizards picked up Webster before the start of training camp, but he turned out to be their best off-season pick up. In his 8th season Webster averaged a career high 11.4 ppg and was the Wizards most consistent three point shooter. Webster made $1.7 million this past season and stands to get a significant raise this summer. Ted Leonsis has stated he wants to bring Webster back but at what price?
What is the biggest need in the draft?
After failing to surpass 30 wins for the fifth straight season the Wizards once again find themselves in the draft lottery. With Wall and Bradley Beal in the backcourt and Nene and Emeka Okafor in the post their appears to be a need at small forward. Otto Porter did everything at Georgetown and could be a nice addition.
Will the Wizards be players in free agency?
Jarrett Jack has proved to be quite the mentor for Steph Curry in Golden State. Jack has the ability to play either guard spot and would be a great compliment to Wall and Beal. Leonsis has said the Wizards will be active in free agency but the question remains how much are they willing to spend?
What to do with Ariza and Okafor?
Both Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza proved to be solid rotation players for the Wizards this past season. They are both entering the final year of their contracts which makes them very attractive in trades for teams that are looking to clear salary cap space. Okafor and Ariza have both expressed interest in returning to Washington.
Who will back up Beal and Wall?
In John Wall and Bradley Beal the Wizards have their backcourt cemented for the foreseeable future. But beyond them there are major question marks. AJ Price, Cartier Martin and Garrett Temple are the only other guards on the roster and all three will be free agents this summer. Whether its via the draft or free agency expect some new faces to join Wall and Beal come next season.
Can Booker, Singleton, Vesely co-exist?
CSNwashington's Ben Standig put it best... "From the moment the Wizards traded for Emeka Okafor and Ariza, a reduced function seemed inevitable for the youthful trio. Once Martell Webster proved health was a non-issue, even more so. With those three vets plus Nene and Kevin Seraphin, at most one other spot up front existed on a per game basis, though Wittman tightened his rotation once the team started winning regularly."
Will Tomas Satoransky come over from Europe?
The Wizards drafted Satoransky with the No. 32 pick in last summer's NBA Draft. At 6'7" he has the size to play either guard position. Satoransky averaged 12.4 points, 4 assists and 3.3 rebounds for his Banca Civica Sevilla club last season.
Will Beal play in summer league?
Bradley Beal took his share of spills in his rookie season. But when healthy showed why he was taken with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Beal missed the last eight games of the season with a stress injury in his right fibula. He will resume basketball activities in the next couple of weeks. Will the Wizards ask him to play in the Vegas summer league or just let him get completely healed?
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