The Washington Wizards season ends on Sunday, and heading into this off-season, they'll be looking at ways to improve their team to get back into the playoffs in 2022-23.
One position on the team that needs an upgrade is the point guard. NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller compiled a list of four possible targets the Wizards can pursue this summer:
John Wall, Malcolm Brogdon, Markelle Fultz and Dejounte Murry.
Miller has a familiar face to Washington fans in Wall, who could be a candidate for a buyout, and the Wizards could be a destination. However, some fences need to be mended if the 31-year-old wants to return to the franchise that drafted him first overall in 2010.
He was sent off to Houston in the Russell Westbrook trade that brought the triple-double king to D.C. Wall was in the midst of recovering from an Achilles injury and nearing a return to the team he'd called home his entire career.
The other players who are beginning to scratch the prime years of their careers are Fultz and Murray. Both players have two more years on their deal after this season. With both of their respective teams still rebuilding, they could be open to a move with a team challenging for a playoff spot.
Murray is averaging over 20 points per game this season for the Spurs and was an All-Star this year; meanwhile, Fultz has found his game since landing with the Orlando Magic after a couple of disappointing seasons in Philadelphia.
However, the point guard position is starting to get crowded down in Orlando with Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs and R.J. Hampton.
Finally, there's another veteran guard that the Wizards could look at in Malcolm Brogdon. The Indiana Pacers are rebuilding, and the trade of Domantas Sabonis this season signaled that they want to start from scratch, so the 29-year-old is likely going to be on the trade market if Washington is willing to move on some of their young assets.