With the Washington Wizards season coming to a bitter end by the hands of the Boston Celtics last week, the team now shifts their focus to the offseason, and the NBA Draft where they hope to find players that will provide bench support.
Since the Wizards traded their first round pick at the trade deadline to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Bojan Bogdanovic, they won’t pick until the second round.
One player the Southeast Division champs are targeting with the No. 52 pick is Maryland point guard Melo Trimble. The Wizards have already met with the Maryland native, according to Comcast Sportsnet Wizards Reporter Chris Miller.
The Wizards will be looking to find a backup point guard since Trey Burke, and Brandon Jennings will hit the free agent market with the chance of not returning back to D.C.
Although Trimble doesn’t look like the solution to solving the Wizards’ bench woes, he does have a chance to fall to the Wizards in the second round or be an undrafted rookie.
The Brooklyn Nets, and the Chicago Bulls also has interest in Trimble as he worked out for both teams.
If the Wizards decide to pick up Trimble, they should still look for another back up guard, which will make Trimble a third guard option.