Gauging post-Ariza free agent options

Gauging post-Ariza free agent options
July 12, 2014, 5:45 pm
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The mystery is over. Trevor Ariza is off to the Rockets. Does this mean, Houston, the Wizards have a small forward problem? Not necessarily. Otto Porter enters his second season and Martell Webster remains a 3-point threat. He's also coming off back surgery and Porter has yet to show he's worthy of his No. 3 overall pick status against NBA talent (though he sure did in Saturday's summer league win over Atlanta).

Washington could use part of their remaining cap space to add another wing option. Ideally, a short-term deal. Here' a look at some of the remaining options.

Spoken for in recent days: Anthony Morrow, P.J. Tucker, Thabo Sefolosha, Marvin Williams

Shawn Marion: With the Ariza headed to Houston, the Rockets may decide not to match Dallas' offer sheet for Chandler Parsons. The domino effect could mean the Mavericks pass on retaining their veteran forward. Marion, 36, averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 games. Worth noting that Marion's agent, Dan Fegan, also represents John Wall, Nene, Martell Webster, Drew Gooden.

Alan Anderson: More wing guard than small forward, but the 6-foot-6 Anderson has enough length to play and defend either position. Randy Wittman like blue-collar type workers.

Brandon Rush: Think of this as Martell Webster 2.0. Tremendous 3-point shooter who missed most of the last two seasons with injuries.

Caron Butler: "Tuff juice" starred in his time with Washington. That player is long gone, but Butler still brings a toughness element to the court and made 44 percent of his 3-point shoots after joining Oklahoma City during last season.

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