5. Re-sign Bogdanovic and Burke, or let them go?
Bogdanovic did, in a big way. He was one of the most productive players on the Wizards bench, and he was acquired via trade with the Brooklyn Nets to do just that: be productive off the bench.
In his 26 games for the Wizards, Bogdanovic averaged 12.7 points per game and shot 46% from the field. Bogdanovic is coming off of his rookie contract and is going to be a free agent this season, so the Wizards have to decide if they want to re-sign him (which isn’t necessarily going to be cheap) or let him go and find the bench production somewhere else.
Trey Burke is also going to be a free agent this offseason, coming off of his rookie contract, but he had quite the opposite year than Bogdanovic. Coming off the bench, Burke only average five points per game, mostly thanks to the fact that he only averaged around 14 minutes per game.
Burke was the primary backup to John Wall earlier in the year until the Wizards acquired Brandon Jennings. While Burke’s offense percentages were decent, his defense was poor to say the least, and that’s an area the Wizards as a whole seriously struggled in.
So do the Wizards re-sign Bogdanovic and Burke to maintain some depth? Or let them go somewhere else and try and find the depth elsewhere? The Wizards do have Tomas Satoransky on the bench already who could relatively easily fulfill Burke’s role as a backup point guard.