4. Delon Wright
The Wizards are in year one of a total rebuild and have just nine wins. They should be sellers at the deadline with a specific emphasis on trading the expiring contracts of Tyus Jones and Delon Wright.
Wright has only played in 26 games after missing significant time with injury. His minutes and production are down, but the 31-year-old is a proven defender and playmaker. The Suns do not have a trusted pure point guard on their roster and could have interest in adding one before the deadline.
What would it cost to acquire Wright: 2nd round draft pick plus salary-matching
Wright is on an $8.1 million expiring contract, so the Wizards will be happy with anything they can get. The 31-year-old is unlikely to return to Washington in free agency, so any return is a win for the rebuilding Wizards.
The Suns could try to snag him for just one second-round draft pick. Finding the matching salary won’t be easy, but Washington may be willing to take on Nassir Little’s contract to make the math work. Delon Wright will be a backup point guard playing 15 to 25 minutes per game, but that is a needed role for the Suns. Having a trusted option to run their second unit is a must.