Commentary

Wizards go pedal to the metal

Trading for Mike Miller and Randy Foye makes sense for the Washington Wizards

Updated: June 25, 2009, 4:39 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Mike MillerMelissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty ImagesMike Miller will help the Wizards stretch the defense with his outside shooting.
Hey, what happened to all that economic Armageddon we were hearing about? We're still a week from free agency, but on Tuesday, two teams effectively committed to paying the luxury tax next season.

Earlier in the day, we had the San Antonio Spurs go down that path in their trade for Richard Jefferson (they could still wriggle free, but it would take some exceptional maneuvering on their part), and now the Washington Wizards -- the same Wizards who won 19 games last season -- have decided to take the plunge.