Offseason Transactions:Drafted Bradley Beal and Tomas Satoransky; traded Rashard Lewis and 46th pick of draft to Hornets for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza; amnestied Andray Blatche; re-signed Cartier Martin; signed A.J. Price.
For a team that had very little financial flexibility, the Wizards sure got a lot done.
Ariza and Okafor immediately make Washington a better team in the East, and Beal’s scoring prowess coupled with his underrated perimeter defense and prolific transition abilities gives John Wall the running mate he has sorely needed the past two years.
Amnestying Blatche, thereby ridding the team of his contract and poisonous attitude, was a strong move as well.
The Wizards seemingly started getting serious about changing their team persona when they acquired Nene from the Nuggets last season. While that acquisition hasn’t exactly panned out, though, this offseason’s additions certainly further that cause.
For the better of the organization, which is a fairly new concept within our nation’s capital. from the Baltimore Sun