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Free Agency: Wizards sign point guard Delon Wright, re-sign forward Anthony Gill

106.7 The Fan
106.7 The Fan
 2022-07-01

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The Wizards added some much needed guard depth by signing Delon Wright, previously of the Atlanta Hawks, to a two-year, $16 million deal on Thursday.

Point Guard: Delon Wright
Size: 6-5, 185 pounds | Age: 30
Contract: 2 years, $16 million (AAV: $8 million)

The 30-year-old point guard played 77 games (eight starts) for the Hawks this past season, averaging 4.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals across 18.9 minutes per game. He shot 45.4 percent from the field and 37.9 from three.

Wright, who has played for six other NBA teams, is known for his reliable defense and is likely to back up Monte Morris, whom the Wizards traded for on Wednesday, at point guard. Wright is a former first-round pick as the 20th overall selection by the Toronto Raptors in 2015.

The Wizards are also bringing back forward Anthony Gill on a two-year deal. As a restricted free agent, the Wizards extended Gill a qualifying offer earlier this week.

Power Forward: Anthony Gill
Size: 6-7, 230 pounds | Age: 29
Contract: 2 years, $3.44 million (AAV: $1.72 million)

In 44 games this season, Gill averaged 4.1 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 56.9 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from three. After college ball at Virginia, Gill played in the EuroLeague prior to joining the NBA, with stints in Turkey and Russia from 2016 to 2020.

A strong locker room presence, Gill is one of the more popular players on the roster.

Gill can also play center, which could prove pivotal with the Wizards expected to lose Thomas Bryant to free agency.

Here's a quick glimpse at how the Wizards' depth chart is shaping up:

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