As the Washington Wizards eye a playoff spot in 2020-21, which members of this year’s team won’t be back for next season?
The 2019-20 season hasn’t been a banner one for the Washington Wizards. They’re just one spot out of the last playoff slot in the Eastern Conference, but five games in the loss column separate themselves from the Orlando Magic in the standings. Making the postseason isn’t really in the cards for Washington, even if a postseason is eventually played.
Much of the season was spent following the rehabilitation of John Wall. While he may never be the All-Star player he was before, getting him back in the lineup next season will be an addition injected directly off the bench.
Meanwhile, Bradley Beal has developed into a star. Beal averaged a stunning 30.5 points per game, almost exclusively shouldering the offensive load for Scott Brooks’ team. There’s a chance the shooting guard is one of the best 15 players in the league and he seems content staying in Washington.
Another important development for Washington has been the play of rookie Rui Hachimura. Despite dealing with some injury problems of his own, the forward averaged 13.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. It appears he’ll be a member of the team’s rotation for years to come.
That being said, there are members of this year’s team who won’t be in the rotation for years to come. They might not even be on the roster come October. Here are three players who aren’t likely to return to the Wizards in 2020-21.