Found January 17, 2013 on Wizards Extreme:
Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that the Wizards entered the Rudy Gay bidding battle, making what was reportedly a “good” offer to Memphis.  Shortly thereafter, The Memphis Commercial Appeal published an article stating that Washington’s offer would have included Wizards rookie Bradley Beal. Although the rumor of Beal being packaged was quickly extinguished by Beal’s agent, I couldn’t help being reminded of the Bullets and Wizards teams of the last couple decades that would have entered into such a poor deal. Championship contenders notwithstanding, taking on aging players is usually a bad idea.  Let’s take a look back at some of the franchise’s failures to retain its young stars: 1996 – Rasheed Wallace was traded was from Washington to Portland for Rod Strickland after Wallace’s rookie season.  Wallace played well, spelling Chris Webber during a long injury stint.  Wallace averaged 10.1 points per game in 65 total games played (51 starts).  While the acquisitio...
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