NBA trade rumors 2017 are flying high as the NBA trade deadline nears and the Washington Wizards should make a move to enhance their roster so they can make a deep run in the playoffs.
The Washington Wizards have recently been involved in several NBA trade rumors and reports as teams make moves to improve their team now and for the future.
For the Wizards, any trade deadline moves will be acquisitions that make an immediate impact as the team prepares for the playoffs.
A mammoth deal transpired over the NBA All-Star weekend when the Sacramento Kings agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie Buddy Hield and two 2017 first and second-round picks, according to ESPN Senior Writer Marc Stein.
The Wizards currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference standings in a first half of the season where the Wizards went from pretenders or contenders. The scorching hot Wizards, who have won 18 of their last 21 games, would be smart to make a trade if they want to make a serious run at an NBA championship.
Washington Wizards General Manager Ernie Grunfeld have put the Wizards a fair amount of NBA trade rumors throughout his tenure with the Wizards including last year’s pivotal trade to land Markieff Morris from the Phoenix Suns during last year’s NBA trade deadline.
In a recent report from CSN Insider’s J. Michael, John Wall shared his thoughts on if Grunfeld will make a move before the clock strikes 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday saying, “I think so. We’re looking at some options to help our bench out. Other than that I don’t know. I haven’t talked to him about it.”
With that said, here are three players the Wizards should target before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.