Apparently, the Wizards still aren't done taking looks at players who played for the Pacers last season. In addition to Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Watson, the Wizards have also reached out to Chirs Copeland, according to Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report and Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post.
At 6'9", 235 pounds, Copeland has the size play power forward in a pinch and has shot well from beyond the arc over his career, shooting over 37 percent from beyond the arc. That said, last year was not a good one for Copeland. His numbers plummeted across the board, as he only shot 31 percent from beyond the arc and 36 percent from the field. After posting a PER over 16 in 2013 and 2014, he had a PER of just 7.4 last season with the Pacers.
And of course, this was all before Chris Copeland was stabbed in an incident at a New York club that ended his season. According to Zwerling, Copeland is set for a "full return" next season, so there shouldn't be any concerns about whether or not he'll be healthy, but his production before his injury is still reason for concern.
If Copeland can reclaim his form 2012-14, he'd be a great fit for the Wizards on an affordable deal. But it's quite a gamble considering he's not getting any younger (he's 31) and played very poorly in a contract year last season. For a veteran's minimum deal, that's probably worth the risk, but there are certainly other options available who provide a higher baseline next season.