Wizards trade Oubre Jr. and Rivers

This article was written by Chris Cleavland. 

The Washington Wizards have Traded Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers to the Phoenix Suns for Trevor Ariza. We think it was a bone head move on the Wizards part. Let us explain Oubre and Rivers have both been key parts of the bench this season which had really kept the wizards in a lot of games they are both young with huge upside and Ariza is old and decreasing so we really don’t get the point of this trade. It totally kills the depth off the Wizards bench and the fact Ariza is only averaging 9 points a game really has us scratching our heads why you pull the trigger in this move. It’s not like the Wizards have any big money to spend in the offseason with Wall, Beal, and Porter all under max contracts. Who knows though maybe Ariza bring back in DC is the spark plug the Wizards need to make a playoffs push where they currently only sit 3 games out of that last playoffs spot.


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