The conventional wisdom, based on what the Wizards have done so far in free agency, is that they'll be moving towards a smaller team that plays faster and shoots more three-pointers.
Free agency money isn't about which players are better than whom. It's about supply and demand.
In a few days, when the trade for Jared Dudley can be made official, the Wizards will have rebooted their roster with another quality replacement without having any cap space.
The seemingly innocuous traded player exception, used by the Wizards late Thursday to acquire Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley in a deal that won't become official until July 9, is a function