Wizards re-sign center Thomas Bryant to 3-year, $25M Contract

The Washington Wizards have re-signed center Thomas Bryant to a three-year, $25 million deal.

Prior to last season, Bryant was acquired off waivers, as he formerly played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

In his time as a Wizard during the 2018-2019 season, Bryant was mainly known for being a spot starter after star center Dwight Howard missed a rather significant portion of the season with a gluteal and hamstring injury.

Statistically, the aforementioend Bryant recorded 10.5 PPG, 6.3 TRB, 1.3 APG, along with accumulating a .6852P% in the 2018-2019 season, while playing in 72 games and starting in 53 of them.

Adding on to his quality season as a 21-year-old, Bryant averaged 0.9 BPG, which tied guard John Wall and forward Devin Robinson for most among the team. Bryant produced a 21 PER, while obtaining 5.6 winshares in his debut season for Washington.

The Wizards will look to turn Bryant into a solid center in the association, as they continue to have him develop with guards John Wall (when he returns from injury) and 2018-2019 All-Star Bradley Beal.

In my opinion, retaining Bryant was a clever move by Washington, as he is a raw athlete with solid potential and could likley be the center of the future, after the eventual departure of Dwight Howard.

Note: The featured image is courtesy of NBA.com.

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