One of the biggest roster needs for the Wizards is the SF position. Martell Webster has been lightning in a bottle this season, while Trevor Ariza is an excellent "3 & D", however neither of them have the ability to fulfill the Wizards long term need. With the all star break upon us and the trade deadline rapidly approaching the time to "take a shot" to find a young player to fill that void may be now.
The 2013 NBA draft class seems void of any true difference maker at the SF position with Otto Porter seeming like the most natural fit and while others may try to put Shabazz Muhammad in at the 3, the reality is that he seems much better as an NBA SG. This only further exemplifies the need to try to fill the need now, rather than wait until the draft and be forced into taking a player of positional need instead of going BPA, a route which they need to make mandatory.
This brings me to Jordan Hamilton of the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are one of the league's deepest teams with incredible depth at the SF position with Andre Iguodala, Wilson, Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and Corey Brewer. Hamilton gets a lot of DNP's, however when he does play he's making the most of his opportunities, including a recent "showcase" when he received 20 minutes and went 6-9 from the field, including 3-4 from 3PT.
At nearly 6'9" Hamilton has the size to play SF, the ability to shoot with range, and enough athleticism to get to the rim, all in a package that's only 22 years old and playing on his rookie deal.
I can't imagine the price tag to be very expensive for Hamilton, as I would imagine that Denver may be willing to swap him for any one of the Wizards that they see more suitable to help them make a deep playoff run (perhaps Martell Webster or Jordan Crawford?).
The question then gets posed to the board. Do you think Jordan Hamilton would be a wise acquisition? And if so, what would you be willing to give up to get him.