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My Thoughts About The Wizard's Offseason

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 27:  U.S. President Barack Obama takes his seat at an NBA (National Basketball Association) game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards on February 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
Vince ChoiContributor IAugust 9, 2009

For Washington Wizards, it's not the best season for them to enjoy after they lost two of their starters for most of the season. Once the season's over, they made a big trade to get Mike Miller and Randy Foye, also sign Fabricio Oberto in free agent.

There are 14 players who have fully guaranteed contracts, and they may sign one more players to reach the league maximum of the roster numbers (12 actives and one inactive, teams may have a maximum of three players in the inactive list so the total number can reach 15).

They may want to sign an additional point guard and true big man as the depth of those two positions are not enough if someone gets hurt in mid-season (Arenas and/or Haywood). The options they have for now is the MLE and bi-annual exception, which they can sign one or more players at a little less than $2 million total this season, or resign the free agents from the own team.

The Wizard's roster has one of the most complete rosters in the league. At this point, all they need to do is resign the only free agent player who played for them last season. Juan Dixon has been a good player since he joined the league seven years ago. His experience can help this team's bench to be more ready for the playoff this season.

If they want to use to MLE and/or bi-annual exception, their options include Mikki Moore and/or Bruce Bowen. Both of them can play D and provide great experience in crunch time down the road. If there is no major injury, I fully expect the Wizards will beat the Hawks in the first round, but the Cavs will beat them 4-2 to end their season again this time.

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