Report: Wizards to add guard depth with Tremont Waters


The Washington Wizards will reportedly sign guard Tremont Waters to a 10-day hardship contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Waters is less than two weeks shy of turning 24. He garnered national attention during his college days at LSU, making First-Team All-SEC in 2019 despite being just 5-foot-10. He was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the draft later that year.

Waters split time between Boston and the Maine Red Claws (now the Maine Celtics), Boston’s G-League team, where he won the league’s rookie of the year award in 2020. He moved around the G-League before landing in Toronto, where he signed a 10-day contract earlier in December.

Waters has historically been an extremely productive G-Leaguer, but has yet to find true footing in the NBA. In 39 total games in the NBA, he has averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 assists while shooting 35% from the floor.

Waters is the latest in a series of moves the team has made to try to combat several players landing on the COVID protocol list. They signed guard Brad Wanamaker on Thursday to a similar hardship contract as Waters. 

Though Bradley Beal and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have returned to the active roster, the Wizards continue to try to find depth to come off the bench at the guard spot. Washington’s next contest comes in 2022, when they face the Bulls on Saturday.