Wizards Trade Makes Sense
The Washington Wizards haven't given me too much to talk about as of late. That is until now. The Wizards made a move that truly makes sense as they were able to unload forward Rashard Lewis to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza.
Both players come to the Wizards as defensive specialists, an area Washington needed to improve. In addition to adding two lockdown defenders, the Wizards were able to rid themselves of the overpriced Lewis. Lewis was in the final year of a six-year, $112 million contract. This season Lewis is only guaranteed a little under $14 million of the possible $22 million left in the contract. With as much as Lewis has been injured the past few seasons, it would be hard to see him making more than the minimum owed to him.
This move is a A+ for the Wizards. Okafor and Ariza are both solid players that will bring a lot to Washington. With the number three overall pick in the draft, the Wizards are poised to bring in another playmaker, giving Washington a solid core of players to make a playoff push next season.
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