5 players the Washington Wizards may try to trade away in the 2019 offseason

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3. Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker might be one of the most intriguing players on the entire Washington Wizards roster. After being acquired at the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, he still never rose to the potential player he was once expected to be.

As the former second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Parker has been one of the most disappointing players in recent history. Although the majority of his troubles have come through injury, even when healthy he has not been a very effective scorer.

Although he hasn’t quite lived up to his hype, he is still on a very large contract. Next season, the Wizards have a $20 million team option they can exercise to bring back Parker for one more year.

While it would probably wouldn’t be smart to let Jabari Parker walk for nothing, the Wizards should exercise the team option and look to immediately trade him. There are plenty of teams out there that will be desperate this summer to take a risk on a player like Parker in the hopes that he finally has his breakout season. If yet another team is willing to take the risk on Parker, the Wizards should not hesitate to acquire assets in return for him while also shedding his contract.

In his 2018-19 stint with Washington, Parker appeared in 25 games while averaging 15.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game off of the bench. While these numbers are impressive, he still is not worth $20 million and might also be at the peak of his trade value after his short tenure with the Wizards last season.