Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shavar Thomas Back in KC

Today the Wizards made a move to try and help improve their defense. The Wizards made a trade with the Philadelphia Union, bringing former Wizard, Shavar Thomas back to Kansas City. To bring Thomas back to KC, the Wizards sent 2 second round picks (one in 2011 and one in 2012) and allocation money to the Union. Word that I'd heard and that Thad confirmed is that the Union is picking up a portion of Thomas' salary and also gave the Wizards some cap space. The part about covering a portion of his salary evens this deal out just a little bit as my initial impression was that the Wizards got the raw end of this deal and over paid for Thomas.

The Wizards traded Thomas to the LA Galaxy for a conditional second round pick that the Wizards used to select Jonathan Leathers. Thomas was traded to Chivas USA before even playing a game for the Galaxy. He was taken by the Union in the expansion draft this past year.

To make room on the roster, the Wizards are going to have to make another roster move. Whether that's waiving, trading, or putting a player on injured reserve, the Wizards are going to have to make some move. Whatever the move is, it doesn't have to be for an international player, as the team currently has 2 open international slots from Igor Kostrov's waiving and Stephane Auvray picking up his green card.

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