The Washington Wizards will not have much money to spend in free agency and still have some of their own players to re-sign, which could affect the positions they target. With that in mind, here are some potential bargain options expected to be available this summer at the wing position...
Wilson Chandler, SF
2018-19 team: Sixers/Clippers
2018-19 salary: $12.8M
2018-19 stats: 6.0 ppg, 1.6 apg, 4.2 rpg, 0.5 spg, 41.8 FG% (2.2/5.4), 37.3 3PT% (1.2/3.1)
Analysis: Chandler is the biggest reach of the group given he's just coming off a four-year deal worth $46.5 million and if he gets anything close to that, he will be too expensive for Washington. But Chandler is also coming off a down year and is now 32 with some injury concerns. Even with the exorbitant spending expected this summer, he's likely in line for a pay cut. If his price comes down, he could be a good option for the Wizards who have a need for physical defense and three-point shooting, two things he would provide.
Darius Miller, SF
2018-19 team: Pelicans
2018-19 salary: $2.2M
2018-19 stats: 8.2 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.9 rpg, 0.6 spg, 39.0 FG% (2.7/7.0), 36.5 3PT% (1.9/5.3)
Analysis: The biggest selling point for Miller is his three-point shooting. He has shot 38.2 percent from long range in his career and just two years ago, in 2017-18, hit 41.1 percent on 4.4 attempts per game. He is a poor rebounder for his size and isn't great on defense, but he would be inexpensive and has only missed 13 games the past two seasons combined.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF
2018-19 team: Nets
2018-19 salary: $2.5M
2018-19 stats: 8.9 ppg, 1.6 apg, 5.3 rpg, 0.7 spg, 41.1 FG% (3.4/8.3), 18.4 3PT% (0.2/0.8)
Analysis: Hollis-Jefferson was on a steady, upward trajectory through his first three seasons, but had a down year in 2018-19 and now will hit free agency unrestricted as the Nets opted not to extend him a qualifying offer. Having a bad walk year could mean he will be signed as a bargain this summer, likely on a short-term deal if he wants to raise his stock and reset for another contract. He has never been a good shooter, but rebounds well for his position and plays fairly good defense. So, he could help the Wizards with some of their most pressing needs.
Justin Anderson, SF
2018-19 team: Hawks
2018-19 salary: $2.5M
2018-19 stats: 3.7 ppg, 0.5 apg, 1.8 rpg, 0.5 spg, 40.8 FG% (1.3/3.3), 31.2 3PT% (0.5/1.6)
Analysis: The Wizards passed on Anderson in the 2015 draft and a lot of fans at the time thought that was a mistake. But in his four NBA seasons, he has yet to find consistency and now hits free agency at 25 and still looking for his niche in the league. He can't shoot and is basically an offensive liability, but has shown flashes on defense and can use his athleticism in transition. He could be thought of as a poor man's Kelly Oubre Jr. and someone who could probably be signed for cheap. Also, he's a local guy so that could make the Wizards appeal to him.
James Ennis, SF
Age: 28 (turns 29 in July)
2018-19 team: Rockets/Sixers
2018-19 salary: $1.6M
2018-19 stats: 6.7 ppg, 0.7 apg, 3.1 rpg, 0.7 spg, 46.9 FG% (2.4/5.1), 35.3 3PT% (0.9/2.7)
Analysis: Ennis turned down his player option to enter free agency after splitting last season with the Rockets and Sixers. He is a decent three-point shooter and rebounder who can play tough defense when he's locked in. The Wizards could see him as a depth option with a lack of players currently penciled in at his position.
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