Where they go from here is vital. Washington's foundation is in place with John Wall at point guard and Bradley Beal by his side off the ball. Marcin Gortat is already 30 years old but just signed a five-year, $60 million contract that will keep him at center for quite some time.
From there, things get interesting. The Wizards already have limited cap flexibility and are committed to re-signing swingman Trevor Ariza (who hits the 30-year-old mark next June) to a long-term deal. In order to improve, they can't afford to whiff on marginal signings.
Outside Wall and Beal (two youngsters who've already suffered various injuries in their brief careers), this roster isn't young. It needs depth and production off the bench. Here are five bargain-bin players who may be available on minimum-level contracts or the biannual exception after Washington uses its full non-taxpayer mid-level exception.
The players are ranked by how helpful they can be next year.