As we wrote earlier, it’s unlikely Green will be as effective as Mike Scott was last season. His outside shot is very inconsistent, as is the rest of his offensive game. However, Green should be able to help in other ways. He’s a more capable defender, which might come in handy when the teams goes small late in games. He also brings some playmaking to the table which will help alleviate pressure on the team’s reserve guards.
The big question now is how is the Wizards’ bench going to score? Currently, the Wizards are looking at a second unit of Tomas Satoransky, Austin Rivers, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jeff Green and Thomas Bryant. That lineup won’t strike a lot of fear into opponents unless Oubre and Satoransky can take big steps forward with outside shot next season.
We’ll see what else the team tries to do to add depth in free agency. In the meantime, let’s hope Green’s presence at practice doesn’t give Ian Mahinmi any flashbacks to last season: