The Washington Wizards have a very bright future ahead of them, with star point-guard John Wall looking to lead the team back to contender status. Despite a dismal record of just 23 wins and 59 losses, the year showed a number of bright spots for the Wizards. The arrival of a franchise player in Wall, the emergence of JaVale McGee and Nick Young and the drafting of Jan Vesely all give Wizards fans reason to believe.
However, there were also some problems in the Wizards organization that clearly need fixing. One of those problems is named Andray Blatche.
Now, Blatche is undoubtedly a solid player, and he had the best season of his career this past year, averaging 16.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. But despite these impressive numbers, Blatche is simply not what the Wizards need at the power forward position looking forward.
Blatche showed an ability to score and rebound at a good clip last season, but his numbers become less striking when you consider the fact that he played on a bad team and shot under 45 percent from the field. Furthermore, Blatche has shown some immaturity issues and a sometimes strained relationship with certain teammates, to say the least.
Back in December, Blatche reportedly engaged in a bar fight with McGee, causing both players to be suspended for one game and shaking up the Wizards organization quite a bit. Ideally, the two big men starting for a team would have a bit more chemistry than that. The duo of Blatche and McGee clearly is not the future for the Wizards, and with Blatche having far less potential than McGee, it would only be logical to trade Blatche.
The following trades could potentially solve the Blatche problem, and have been formulated using ESPN's NBA Trade Machine.