Team that will pursue Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson in free agency: 4. Wizards
Washington has been searching for a point guard to pair with Bradley Beal in the backcourt. The three-time All-Star is expected to sign a new max deal with the Wizards this offseason, and they have pieces to get back to the playoffs if the upgrade at the point.
The Wizards hoped Spencer Dinwiddie was their long-term answer at the one after they agreed to a sign-and-trade in the 2021 offseason, but things did not work out. He struggled to fit next to Beal, and Washington traded him to the Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis deal.
Jalen Brunson has proven he can play next to a dominant scoring guard. He can run the offense or space the floor as Beal attacks. JB competes hard and knows how to win. He would be a welcomed addition for the Wizards as they look to win their first playoff series since 2017.
Washington will not have the cap space to sign Jalen Brunson, but they could work out a sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks. The Wizards have draft choices, young talent, and rotation pieces to offer if JB decides he wants to play in the nation’s capital this summer.