2023 NBA Offseason Grade – Washington Wizards


Washington Wizards- Grade: C-


  • Tyus Jones
  • Bilal Coulibaly
  • Tristen Vukcevic
  • Jordan Poole


  • Bradley Beal
  • Kristaps Porzingis

By trading Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, the rebuild has started in Washington, but the franchise has been pretty poor this offseason. Adding Jordan Poole to be that one all-star level guy the Wizards can build with is kind of brilliant. Why give Kyle Kuzma $104 million though? I have no clue. I’m also aware the Wizards will be rebuilding for quite a long time, but Coulibaly? I know he was rising, but there were simply superior talents available. Also, yes, Beal had a no-trade clause, which means if he wanted to go the Suns, he would be with the Suns; so he joined the Suns, but that was a huge trade loss.


  • Kyle Kuzma- Grade: D+


  • Bradley Beal- Grade: F
  • Kristaps Porzingis- Grade: D-
  • Jordan Poole- Grade: A-

Wizards’ 2023 NBA Draft – Grade: C-

  • No. 8: Jarase Walker, F, Houston
  • No: 43: Tristen Vukcevic, F, Serbia

The Wizards traded Walker to the Pacers for Bilal Coulibaly, who as I just said, think he was taken at least 10 spots too soon. I like him more for the Wizards than the Pacers, as the Wizards will need years to be a playoff team because they are rebuilding and can slowly develop. The French guard is already an excellent defender, but not offensively. For him to reach his potential, he has to become a far stronger shooter. Washington’s foreign scouts must be trusted, as the team also chose Serbian big Tristen Vukcevic. Vukcevic is a near-7-foot big-man shooter with the talent of a starting four and I like him as a second-round pick. The Wizards had my lowest graded draft, as I just am not the biggest fan of Coulibaly.