Additions: G Troy Brown Jr., F Jeff Green, C Dwight Howard, G Austin Rivers
The trades for Austin Rivers marks the marquee offseason splash.
Departures: G Tim Frazier, C Marcin Gortat, G Ty Lawson, F Mike Scott, F Chris McCullough, G Ramon Sessions
Veteran C Marcin Gortat was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Austin Rivers trade.
* 2nd Round Pick G Issuf Sanon will remain overseas for the 2018-2019 season. Washington will retain his draft rights.
The Wizards have 14 players under contract for the upcoming season. They will need to sign an additional player using the minimum salary exception.
Look for the Wizards to consider replacing Chris McCullough with a different type of big. Washington came in 21st in the NBA in three-pointers made (808), so they could move in the direction of lefty veteran F Luke Babbitt, who is a career 40% 3-point shooter.
Salary Cap Status:
The Wizards currently have 14 players under contract. They are on the books for $134.9M in salaries in 2018-2019, which puts them $32.9M above the cap, $11.1M above the luxury tax, and $5.0M above the tax apron.
The Wizards used all of their $5.337M taxpayer MLE to sign Dwight Howard.
Training Camp Status:
Every NBA team can carry up to 5 additional players on their roster for offseason training camp, bringing the roster total up to 20. The Wizards currently have 3 remaining open spots for training camp plus the aforementioned one open roster spot for the season.
G/F Devin Robinson (15) will be at training camp as a Two-Way player. G Chasson Randle (16) is the first to officially sign a training camp deal with the Wizards.
G Chris Chiozza, F Alan Herndon, and F/C Doral Moore could join from the Wizards’ 2018 Summer League team.
Expect the Wizards to resign Devin Robinson to another Two-Way contract or even sign him to the 15th roster spot. If he joins as a Two-Way player in 2018-2019, the Wizards will have one open Two-Way spot. If he joins as the 15th player on the roster, the Wizards will have two open Two-Way spots.
2019 Draft Notes:
The Wizards have the following picks for 2019:
Washington’s 1st Round Pick
Atlanta’s 2nd Round (Protected 31-55)
The Wizards’ own 2019 2nd Round Pick will go to either Denver or Charlotte. Denver will take the better of their own 2nd Round Pick (Protected 31-55) or Washington’s own 2nd Round Pick. Charlotte will take the worse of the two. If the pick falls outside of the Denver protection (pick would stand between 56-60), it will convey to Milwaukee. In turn, Charlotte will receive the Washington 2nd Round Pick.
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Cap #s 2018 - 2019
Salary Cap: $101.869M
Lux. Tax: $123.733M
Tax Apron: $129.827M
Tax Floor: $91.682M
Room MLE: $4.45M