The one thing I give Ernie Grunfield credit for right before the lockout was that he prepared the Wizards for whenever the season starts up again. October, November or January. The Wizards roster is set. They have a starter at every position. Wall-Crawford-Lewis-Blatche-McGee. They have 3 draft picks coming in plus 2 other draft picks, Booker and Seraphin, from last year that will all be under contract. That is 10 players. They have final control over Young, Jeffers, Ndiaye and Owns who they can match any offer (depending on the new CBA). If they match all of them, the only one I think they may not match is Nick Young depending if any team blows a huge offer his way or the salary cap, or the players do not get another offer that would give the team 14 players. With a minimum of 12 players on a team the Wizards are pretty much set.
If the Wizards decide they will not match a ridiculous offer to Nick but retain all the other qualifying offers (guaranteed 1 year contracts) they will have 13 out of a maximum 15 players on the team.
So when this stupid lockout and inactivity is over, all Ernie has to do is figure out if he wants to match the big offer that is coming to Nick Young, any other offers that may come in to the qualifying group. If Nick is not retained then find another shooter and 3rd guard in Free Agency. The Wizards will not be going crazy with free agency. What you see in the roster today is pretty much what you will see at the beginning of the season.
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