Why the Washington Wizards are still in the market for a veteran point guard

Free agent point guard Trevor Ariza is one of several options for the Washington franchise, but the Wizards are unlikely to bring back the veteran.

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports that the Wizards would be interested in bringing back Ariza, and that’s the same motivation the team has been putting forward all offseason.

While there is interest in Ariza in other places, there is no clear path for the team to get rid of Ariza without getting a better deal.

The Wizards could still look to free agent center Andrew Nicholson or guard Brandon Bass, or even sign a veteran such as Marcin Gortat.

The most likely option is to bring in a veteran in the offseason and see how things play out.

Washington is already searching for its new point guard.