In their quest to shore up a position that's in dire need of help, the Wizards should consider looking in the direction of the sharp-shooting Fredette, who could be available as the NBA trade deadline quickly approaches.
Here's why striking a deal for Fredette makes a ton of sense for the Wizards:
Fredette can flat out shoot the basketball
Acquiring Fredette would provide the Wizards' second unit with one of the league's most accurate shooters.
Despite averaging only a little more than 11 minutes of playing time per game this season, Fredette has still been a deadly assassin from the three-point line as he's connected on an impressive 49.3 percent of his attempts.
Recently, his shooting expertise was on full display in the Kings' victory over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. During the contest, Fredette registered a career-high 24 points while hitting on a blistering 75 percent of his three-point opportunities.He would be an immediate upgrade over current backup point guard Garrett Temple, who defends much better than he shoots. Needless to say, Fredette would also serve as a better solution than free-agent bust Eric Maynor, who failed miserably during his stint as the Wizards' backup point earlier in the season.
Trading for Miller would also put the Wizards on the hook for $4.6 million he'll make during the 2014-15 NBA season. The addition of Miller's salary would put a dent in the Wizards' available cap space in their bid to make a run at a top-tier talent during free agency this summer.
Fredette also has an expiring contract, so he'd come off the books at the end of the year, thus preserving the cap space the Wizards can use during the summer of 2014.
Fredette could stabilize the Wizards' backup point guard position
The addition of Fredette could finally provide the Wizards with an adequate performer at the backup point spot.
Fredette is the missing piece the Wizards' second-unit has been searching for so, hopefully, the Wizards and Kings can get together and make this potential deal a reality prior to the league's rapidly approaching trade deadline.
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