The Wizards have two huge needs. First they need a veteran defensive minded swingman. Secondly they need interior defender/rebounder. So here are my top 5 free agents that I think the Wizards could realistically obtain.
5. Andrei Krilenko. He is a versitale defender who can play either the 3 or 4 and can guard 1-4 if needed. He is not just a defender. He could also give you 12-15 points a game as a starter. 'i would take him in a heartbeat over Rashard Lewis. However, it is not clear if he is going to stay in Russia or not.
4. Shane Battier. I thought the Wizards should have drafted him originally. Think just how different things might have been. I really think that the Wizards more than anything over the last 10 years or so needed an unselfish leader that would do whatever it took to win. They had that somewhat in Antwan Jaminson. However, Jamison was a defensive liability. I never understood how Jamison could be so quick on offense and so flat footed on defense. Anyway back to Battier. Battier is a much stronger, and better 3 point shooter than Kirilenko. Also I don't know if I have seen anyway guard Kobe as well as Battier.
3. Joe Przybilla- This guy is not interested in offensive numbers like every other big man on the Wizards. He is a good post defender and IMO one of the best rebounders in the game. He would be a great backup to McGee.
2. Deandre Jordan.- Deandre Jordan reminds me of Mcgee and Blatche rolled up into one player but, he has the strength that neither of them have.
1. Nene- Nene will provide the toughness and gritt that the Wizards have been missing. He is a unique player because most players as mobile as he is do not like to bang inside.