Al Galdi of The Morning Blitz explains why he did not like that the Wizards didn’t trade either Trevor Ariza or Jeff Green prior to the NBA Trade Deadline at 3 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 7…
Why in the world did the Wizards hold onto them with each guy being set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season and the Wizards being tied for 10th in the Eastern Conference at 22-32 at the time of the trades of Otto and Keef?  What sense does this make?  The realistic best-case scenario at that point for this season was the Wizards being the no. 8, no. 7 or maybe – maybe – the no. 6 seed in the East.  What good is that?  They would get destroyed by Milwaukee, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia or Indiana.  The Wizards were so much better off at least tapping out on this season and getting a lottery pick.  Not trading away Ariza or Green is not tapping out.  And what if they leave you via unrestricted free agency this offseason?  After all, you never know how a free agent’s market is gonna develop.  Then what?  You held onto them for nothing.
The Wizards foolishly did not trade Ariza or Jeff Green – both of whom were unrestricted free agents-to-be – prior to the NBA Trade Deadline on Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. Eastern.  We had multiple reports on Sunday, June 30, that Ariza had agreed on a two-year, $25 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.  We had multiple reports on Tuesday, July 2, that Green had agreed on a a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Utah Jazz.

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