The Washington Wizards may be the best team in the NBA without a clear upgrade en route or a defined strategy for making the team better. Sink funds into Wall and Beal, sit on it, profit (or wait until next year) it would seem.
And during a trade deadline that lit up in its final hours, the Washington Wizards remained quiet.
It now, however, looks like Washington is interested in adding a point guard from a surprising source: Ty Lawson, got your passport ready?
Franchise guard John Wall chose to get knee surgery on January 30, and the Wizards have been lacking depth at the point guard position since. Lawson's currently in China and could be an intriguing fit.
The Washington Wizards are seriously considering signing guard Ty Lawson, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions are ongoing. Lawson, 30, played for Shangdong of the China Basketball Association this season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 12, 2018
The church of Woj strikes again, and the move seems to make a lot of sense for both parties.
Lawson averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 2016 playing for the Sacramento Kings, with his career numbers being slightly higher at 12.7 points, 6.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds.
Not all Wizards fans on Twitter seem super happy about the possible addition of the occasionally-troublesome eight-year NBA veteran to the team.
Other fans brought up the question of why a different available guard wasn't brought in instead.
Like if you thought it was Wizards signing Rose— Mursel Gul (@MurselGul5) February 12, 2018
The Wizards need to add another point guard to the roster, and Ty Lawson is a strong NBA player when he's focused on the court--only time will tell if the move actually happens.