Should the Wizards Make This Trade?

Yesterday, Ivan reported that the Wizards and Grizzlies have held discussions regarding a possible trade involving second-year Memphis point guard Javaris Crittenton. The deal would likely involve a swap of Crittenton for the conditional draft pick the Wizards received from Memphis in the summer of 2007 for Juan Carlos Navarro.

The Wizards have 15 players on the current roster and would have to trim one as well as some salary in order to fit Crittenton's salary under the luxury tax threshold. They could release a player or try to put together a package involving a player on the current roster.

Dee Brown and Juan Dixon have partially guaranteed deals that would become official for the season if they are on the roster after January 10.

By Alexa Steele |  December 10, 2008; 9:16 AM ET
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this is a poor trade imo. Anyone who agrees with it needs to have their heads examined

Posted by: WizardsExtreme | December 10, 2008 9:28 AM

Don't see why you wouldn't do it. Crittendon is about as good as gets for what is going to end up being a 2nd round pick. What they really should try to do is sweeten the pot and try to grab conley....a real PG

Posted by: beas13 | December 10, 2008 9:32 AM

Agree - we should go after Conley. Our 1st Rounder should get him. I'd rather have Conley than a PG from the upcomming draft: Rubio or Curry

Posted by: cballer | December 10, 2008 9:36 AM

Does not make sense to me. Assuming the Wizards would have to drop Juan or Dee Brown, is JC really that much of a better player than either JD or DB? Not sure that he is, as he has not done much since being in the league plus he has not been able to contribute on a regular basis to the Grizzlies. I like his size and potential, but not enough to make the trade. Save the asset of the pick and use for a later day no matter how small the value is. Other posts on Conley is interesting, but at what cost?

Posted by: Buffalobull | December 10, 2008 10:10 AM

What is Crittendon going to do for you that Dee Brown isn't doing for you?

If Dee Brown ain't getting the job done, then he shouldn't have been signed to begin with!!!!

Crittendon, if he comes here, will matter little. I'm surprised there's even a mention of this or even a poll!!!

Les BouleS are better off just keeping the pick, b/c Crittendon will probably be released by Memphis anyway!

Les BouleS need a franchise changing flush of the toilet in order to get things working the right way...not a trade for someone that nobody wants.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 10, 2008 10:19 AM

this is not related to the trade BUT I REALLY want to know...

Can Ivan or Michael do a story on ARENAS...How long has it been since we got a true update or his progress??

Do we have a likely time range for his return? What is he doing in practice/rehab?

Posted by: DCSPORTS | December 10, 2008 10:20 AM

Sorry to beat you to the punch Ivan but just heard from a source that the Wiz have traded Antonio Daniels to New Orleans for Mike James. I can only assume/hope Ernie has something else up his sleeve.

Posted by: riversj | December 10, 2008 10:22 AM

makes no sense to give a pick for a player that would be absolutely buried in the depth charts. not to mention once arenas comes back (for better or worse, different topic) PG minutes will shrink even more

Posted by: yukiwith2us | December 10, 2008 10:23 AM

Not sure why there is interest in another PG, if Arenas really is going to come back in the next month.

Is there something they are not tellin us? Or do they think there is a good deal of potential for Arenas not being able to contribute much this year?

Posted by: cannontl | December 10, 2008 10:26 AM

Lame trade. I mean, he's not an upgrade over what we have on the roster now. And our weakness in in the front court, not the back court. Any deal that doesn't involve a quality center is a no deal as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Matte | December 10, 2008 10:26 AM

this is not related to the trade BUT I REALLY want to know...

Can Ivan or Michael do a story on ARENAS...How long has it been since we got a true update or his progress??

Do we have a likely time range for his return? What is he doing in practice/rehab?

Posted by: DCSPORTS | December 10, 2008 10:32 AM

If we cut Juan to get Crittenton, it would be a huge mistake if we want to have any serious chance of salvaging this season. Juan has salvaged his own Wizards career these past two games, and shown that he is a smart player who can both score and distribute the ball. We have enough young talent on this team, and as good as Brown, Blatche, McGee and Young have been for this team, we've seen how erratic younger players can be. Having the offense run by a second year guy who was buried on the depth chart is not a solution for either the short term or the long term, especially if Arenas comes back this year.

Posted by: KShark28 | December 10, 2008 10:34 AM

I say make the trade. Most likely that pick will never amount to a 1st rounder due to the conditions. Cutting DB (or even JD) isn't the worst thing in the world. Neither have shown they have any long term potential. I think it's worth a shot to get a young PG. I'm sure, Ernie probably scouted him during the draft a few years ago. With Memphis, they have 2 young PGs already and Crittendon was just a throw in for the Gasol trade. If Crittendon works out, you have a PG (1st team or 2nd team) instead of relying on the washed up Daniels. He has some size to him, so he could play alongside Gilbert and move Gil to 2 guard at times.

If he doesn't work out, it is just a 2nd round pick that the Wiz lose. It happens all the time. Seems like a low risk trade without really giving up a lot.

Posted by: al_kohaulic | December 10, 2008 10:52 AM

There is no point taking on more salary to get a mediocre player that will not improve the overall team's chances to get to the finals.

Wizards management need to conserve their cash, pare the overall salary commitments for the next two years, take a high draft pick and go after Dwayne Wade for 2010.

Posted by: rickgonz | December 10, 2008 10:53 AM

If the Antonio Daniels and Mike James trade rumour is true, that's another pointless trade. Maybe they see something in him that I don't - is he appreciably quicker, does he penetrate more, is he a better passer? I doubt it.

Posted by: rickgonz | December 10, 2008 11:13 AM

Please get rid of Deshawn (1 out of 10) Stevenson also. Good one game, stinks 9 games.

Posted by: iamdawalrus | December 10, 2008 12:41 PM

I think Navarro is the best player involved. The Wiz shoulda kept him. James and Crit are not true PGs.

Posted by: jercha | December 10, 2008 2:10 PM

"I think Navarro is the best player involved. "

Apparently every GM in the NBA disagrees, because they didn't exactly fall all over themselves to sign Navarro over the summer.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 10, 2008 2:34 PM

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