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NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards could be interested in Miles Plumlee

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Most of the Wizards' trade chatter has been focused on adding a stretch four, but backup big man is another position of need. So it's nice to see the Wizards are reportedly interested in adding another big man to the mix, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

Washington could revisit talks with Milwaukee on center Miles Plumlee closer to Thursday's deadline, should the Bucks be unable to find a larger deal on the market, sources said.

Nene has been effective in bursts as the team's backup 5, but he's injured far too often to be the Wizards' only true backup behind Marcin Gortat. Plumlee would give the Wizards another option for when Nene is hurt and if he joined the team, he would be the only big man on the team other than DeJuan Blair under the age of 28.

Plumlee is making $2.1 million in the final year of his contract with the Bucks. Because of trade restrictions, the only players the Wizards could trade for Plumlee would be Ramon Sessions, Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair, or Kelly Oubre.

Since the Bucks are well out of the playoff picture, it's safe to assume the Bucks wouldn't be interested in Sessions, Neal or Blair unless they got back some sort of a draft pick or future asset in return. Certainly, they'd like to get their hands on Oubre, but it's hard to see the Wizards giving up on Oubre so quickly for so little in return.

Milwaukee has been attached to a lot of rumors in recent days as they try to reshape their roster, so it wouldn't be surprising if he gets packaged in a different deal. But if he's still available at the deadline and you can get him without sacrificing first round pick or Oubre, he's certainly worth taking a look at as extra insurance behind Marcin Gortat.