5 Veteran Backup Point Guard Options for the Washington Wizards

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5 Veteran Backup Point Guard Options for the Washington Wizards
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If the Wizards want to win playoff games this season, they'll need a better backup than A.J. Price.

Obviously, the starting point guard for the Washington Wizards' foreseeable future will be John Wall if he's healthy.  But who will the backup be?

When researching an article on the Wizards' 2014 playoff hopes, I came across an interesting stat, courtesy of SportingCharts.com: In the 1,602 minutes John Wall was on the floor last season for the Wizards, their point differential was plus-44.  In the 2,369 minutes when someone else manned the point, their point differential was minus-252.

To be fair, some of that will be helped by John Wall not sitting out large portions of the season due to injury.  But the rest of it needs to be helped by the Wizards getting themselves a halfway decent backup point guard.

The Wizards' next backup shouldn't be another youngster like Bradley Beal (his plus/minus is gosh-awful when you move him from 2-guard down to the point) or A.J. Price.  No, what the Wizards need is a veteran point guard who can mentor not only Wall and Beal but also incoming draft picks Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr.

Here are five men who could be that man.

 

List is listed alphabetically.  Salary stats courtesy of HoopsWorld.com, and most other stats courtesy of Basketball-reference.com 

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