The Washington Wizards plan to keep Jarell Eddie on the team past the January 10 deadline when all contracts become fully guaranteed, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post.
Eddie has played well in limited time for the Wizards since he was called up from the D-League's Austin Spurs on December 22. He's averaging 5.6 points in 11.6 minutes of action, while shooting 34.8 percent on three-pointers. His best performance came in his NBA debut when he scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Wizards beat the Nets in Brooklyn.
Considering how stacked the team is with veteran players, it's nice to see the Wizards put their faith in a D-League call up like Eddie to fill out the roster.
By keeping Eddie around, all 15 of the team's roster spots are now taken for the foreseeable future. The only way the Wizards would be able to open a roster spot to sign a new player would be to make an unbalanced trade where they send out more players than they receive, or release a player outright, and pay the rest of the salary they're due on the contract.