It has been reported that the Wizards have traded their rights to Juan Carlos Navarro to the Memphis Grizzlies for a future 1st round pick. Still as of this morning the full details are not yet available. So at this point, I am not completely sure how I feel about this trade. I will reserve judgment on this trade until all of the details are in. Ultimately, the Wizards needed to get something for their asset – the key is how much would a team be willing to give up for a talent- that clearly played well in his European league – but still had questions on how well his game would translate to the NBA game. Some speculate that at best he would serve well as a scorer off the bench. While some feel as if he could potentially be a Manu Ginobili-type player. The fact is that Navarro is a 27 year old guard, who has never played in the NBA; he is an excellent shooter in a very competitive, but inferior league. So an important question is how much would a team be willing to trade for a talented player, but one with some questions?
Up to this point, Ernie has made some great decisions – minus the Etan Thomas contract. So in general, I trust his judgment. My belief is that ultimately, balancing multiple offers and issues, he has accepted the best possible offer for Juan Carlos Navarro. I look forward to seeing all the facts, and then I will comment further on the quality of this trade.