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Trevor Booker has played hard all year.
As it stands, Jordan Crawford, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin and John Wall are on deals that expire at the end of next season. This means that decisions on their future need to be thought about now.
All four of those players will not be Wizards in 2014, so it makes sense to assess their value as this season goes on. Whether to extend contracts, move in trades or let walk at the end of next season, it’s important to have some foresight in the NBA.
Crawford’s three as the buzzer sounded was enough to see the Wiz past the Trail Blazers, completing the sweep for this year and granting Portland its sixth straight loss. He was impressive in his limited time on the court, shooting 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the three-point line.
Crawford is an effective contributor off the bench, as proven by the display against the Blazers. He still misses a lot of shots in larger stints on the court, but he’s proved he can contribute.
Booker, meanwhile, is one of those guys who leave everyone with no doubt that they're dedicated to every play. He played hard in the recent loss to the Clippers and, in the best possible way, has absolutely zero respect for whom he’s up against.
He’s never going to be an all-star, but he’s the sort of player fans love to have on the team. Aside from Wall and Beal, no one has given more than Booker this year.
Wall is obviously a keeper, so that leaves Seraphin. When up against former teammate JaVale McGee, Seraphin found the form he started to display just after Nene came to Washington, putting up 18 points as McGee struggled in limited time.
This season is far from over, so Crawford, Booker and Seraphin will look to take any opportunities they have. It’s going to be a battle worth watching.