As Wizards fans are debating whether to re-sign Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat or to use their cap space ($18-20M) to go at another player that they feel may upgrade the roster, one thing that must be addressed is the balance of the squad. The major problem is that the team invested a lot into the small forward/wing position and re-signing Ariza means that the roster will be unbalanced. The media seems to think that retaining Ariza and Gortat will be the preferred move of management, and the most likely. This turn of events is a delicious conundrum for long suffering fans of the team as it points a huge spotlight on the shortcomings of management in building the roster during the rebuild.
I expect the next moves for management are on the periphery to re-balance the roster and give yourself options in case a big FA shows interest. That means its time for Ernie Grunfeld to do what he does best, wheel and deal and acquire talent. Just throwing out some ideas to get us to acquire good talent for our 12 man roster, with the idea to rebalance the roster and support the starters in the most efficient way possible.
If we can throw in a sign and trade for Ramon Sessions that would be awesome because that would allow Washington to keep the MLE for another player (most likely a defensive big). Now this assumes the Bucks take Joel Embid or Jabari Parker.
Philadelphia gets Otto Porter and Andre Miller, and a future conditional pick
Washington gets Thaddeus Young
You will still need to pick up a ball handler for the bench but you will have the MLE. Replacing a player you hoped could be one of the best 7 players on a championship roster for a player you know can. He also is just entering his prime and is on a reasonable two year deal. He also is known as one of the most professional guys in the league. This assumes the Sixers take Parker or Embid.
Denver gets Martell Webster
Washington gets JJ Hickson
I've liked Hickson for a couple years and it was nice to see him have a bounce back year.