Age: 30 Height: 7-0 Weight: 268 lbs School: Stanford
Teams throughout the NBA are struggling to deal with James Harden's stepback jumper — he can hit the thing out to 28 feet, can slide left or right as he does it to create space, and if you close out on him you run the serious risk of a foul. Some teams are not contesting, the Bucks tried to turn him into a driver sitting on his right shoulder (they can get away with that since Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo were waiting in the paint), but nobody has a good answer. Minnesota's Josh Okogie did better than anyone — he blocked the shot on Wednesday night.
With the trade deadline passed, the Wizards' next chance at adding whatever pieces they may find themselves missing will come in the 2019 offseason. Here's a list of realistic free agent options for the team that will be available. Centers Dewayne Dedmon Ed Davis Brook Lopez Noah Vonleh DeAndre
Antetokounmpo scored 37 points, making all of his season-high 17 free throws in a perfect night at the line for Milwaukee, and had 10 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Bucks rout the Washington Wizards 131-115 on Saturday night. Coming off a big victory at Toronto on Thursday night, the Bucks have won three straight, nine of 10 and 20 of 24. Brook Lopez added 21 points, and Khris Middleton had 20 for Milwaukee.