Corey Kispert ‘can’t wait’ to get to work with Wizards next season

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Corey Kispert ‘can’t wait’ to get to work with Wizards next season
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Corey Kispert recently expressed his excitement regarding the future of the Washington Wizards after a busy offseason that saw the organization make several roster moves.

Of course, the Wizards sent Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers in a five-team trade that saw them acquire Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma. Washington also added Spencer Dinwiddie in a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

Shortly after the Wizards first made the move on draft night, they selected Corey Kispert with the 15th overall pick. He joins the Wizards as a consensus All-American first-team player last season at Gonzaga after averaging 18.6 points, five rebounds and 1.8 assists.

The recent flurry of moves has Kispert hopeful for next season and beyond.

“I think we’re going to be really competitive,” Kispert told Rookie Wire. “I really like the moves we’ve made. Our front office has done a great job of putting us in a really good position to be competitive in the Eastern Conference.”

The Wizards will be hoping Dinwiddie can help form a dynamic duo with All-Star Bradley Beal. The two players figure to handle the majority of the scoring duties, but the additions of Caldwell-Pope, Kuzma and Kispert can be nice complementary pieces.

Kispert enters as a strong floor-spacing option after a career year from beyond the arc last season. He shot a career-high 44% from 3-point range on 6.5 attempts per game and ranked fifth in the country in points (595) and seventh in 3-pointers (91).

Washington qualified for the playoffs last season for the first time in three years, and the organization is hoping it can build on that success. The new-look has given the Wizards a bit of a fresh start and the players can’t wait to get started.

“I’m really looking forward to learning and growing and being a sponge and doing as much as I can to impact winning,” Kispert said. “I can’t wait to get out there and meet the guys and really get to work and kind of build on that success we had late in the season last year.”

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