The trade for forward Jared Dudley helped offset the loss of free agent Paul Pierce.
NBA rosters remain unsettled and impactful transactions will pop up in the coming days and weeks. That said, plenty of notable deals have occurred plus the draft.
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.