Washington and Brooklyn are just looping three other teams into the deal.
The Wizards’ Russell Westbrook trade with the Lakers and Aaron Holiday trade with the Pacers will get folded into this one. Washington will also send Chandler Hutchison and a second-rounder to the Spurs and another second-rounder plus second-round swap rights to the Nets.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2021
Bobby Marks of ESPN:
Here is what the 5 teamer looks like
Rights to I. Todd (#31)
2025 2nd (right to swap with GSW or WAS)
$11.5M Trade Exception
Rights to I. Jackson (#22)
2022 2nd (WAS)
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) August 4, 2021
Is this team great? No? Do all the pieces fit together? Probably not.
But Washington has far more flexibility than it did with John Wall or Westbrook.
Completing the sign-and-trade comes with a few additional costs. The Wizards had to compensate Brooklyn for participating (second-rounder and second-round swap) and use another second-rounder to entice San Antonio to take Chandler Hutchison’s $4,019,459 expiring contract – necessary for salary-matching.
For the Nets (already expensive without a significant role for Dinwiddie) and Spurs (plenty of cap space), this was an easy way to gain assets, though not extremely valuable ones.