With Ted directing the youth movement, one would certainly think that the Wizards would concentrate on developing their young players and moving forward with the pieces they have. Much to the surprise of the fanbase, though, EG and Ted signed off on a deal that sent away Nick Young and Javale McGee and brought in Nene and Brian Cook, along with a second rounder from 2014. An eye-opening trade, to say the least.
Let me get something completely straight- I was thrilled by Grunfeld's move. Getting rid of two of the three biggest knuckleheads on our JV squad has already paid dividends on the court for the Wiz, and the addition of Nene, while out of the blue, is a great one. However, Nene is injury prone, and at the age of 29 (with a massive contract), he might prove to be a liability in signing a top flight FA two or three years down the road. The question is, how would everyone feel if the Wiz traded away Nene to, say the Hornets at twelve? Draft, say, someone like Tyler Zeller or Meyers Leonard (both of whose games I really like)? It's an exceptionally deep draft class, and we might find a less expensive player with the same value as the big man.
Now, I understand that the trade would be much more elaborate than this, but again I'm just throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks. Who else could we acquire/deal in such a trade (Eric Gordon? Jordan Crawford? Trevor Booker?) ? There are many possibilities.
What do you think? Would it be a worthwhile move? Or should we stay the course with Nene (and he's been exceptional in the past couple of games) and consider him a piece going forward?
PS: I strongly dislike Brian Cook. Let's bring back Larry Owens instead.
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