The Wizards might be out of the Lou Williams sweepstakes, but they aren’t wasting any time looking at other options. Now, they have expressed interest in Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Shabazz Muhammad, per Marc Stein of ESPN.
Washington has shown interest in Minnesota's Shabazz Muhammad, according to league sources, as the Wiz continue to search for bench upgrades— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 22, 2017
Muhammad is a 6’6, 24-year old on the last year of his rookie deal. He hasn’t shown the growth many expected after a promising start to his career (his best year was his sophomore season in 2014-2015), but he would bolster the Wizards’ depth on the wing. He is averaging 9.4 points in just under 20 minutes per game this season, and has a career three point percentage of 35 percent.
No word yet on what the Wizards have offered in return for Muhammad. A Muhammad-for-Burke swap would work salary-wise, but Minnesota would likely covet some sort of draft pick compensation in return for such a move.