NBA Draft 2013: Washington Wizards “Very High” on Anthony Bennett

December 6, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; UNLV Runnin Rebels forward Anthony Bennett (15) drives the basket against California Golden Bears forward David Kravish (45) during the first half at Haas Pavilion. UNLV won 76-75. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN Insider Chad Ford, the Washington Wizards appear to be “very high on UNLV big man, Anthony Bennett.”

The Wizards need help at the small forward position and Porter, who played his college ball in Washington, appears to be the perfect fit. With two super backcourt scorers such as John Wall and Bradley Beal, having a forward who’s a facilitator like Porter feels just right. The other player to watch carefully for the Wizards is Anthony Bennett. Sources say the Wizards also are very high on Bennett and could opt for his potent offensive game to expand their options at power forward.

I think it’s safe to say that Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. would be the consensus pick amongst Wizards fans, but Anthony Bennett has recently entered the discussion. Otto Porter would obviously fill Washington’s need at small forward, and the Wizards would potentially add another young player to their nucleus, which features John Wall and Bradley Beal. Porter has gained a reputation of being good at everything, but not great at anything, which I don’t necessarily view as a bad criticism. Otto Porter’s versatility, great character and improvement in college, is the reason why the Cleveland Cavaliers might pass on Nerlens Noel to select Porter first overall in this upcoming draft.

On the other hand, Anthony Bennett is one of the more intriguing prospects in this years draft. His ability to score the ball in a number of ways hasn’t been seen in quite some time, especially since he’s able to play multiple positions. Bennett’s lack of commitment on defense is what ultimately sets him apart in comparison to Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore, and even Otto Porter.

Washington certainly has a lot of work to do from now, until June 27th, where they’ll have to make a decision between a number of prospects.

So, Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett? Let me know in the comments section.

Topics: Anthony Bennett, NBA Draft 2013, Otto Porter, Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards

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  • BIG Ron1

    Love this guy ant bennett to he reminds me of a young larry johnson def would not be mad if we pick him think his d will come wit playing wit pros day in day out still love me some shabazz

  • Adam Banig

    I love Bennett and Shabazz but if they wizards don’t take the all around best player, bet teammate, most humble and hardest working and most NBA ready player in Porter who reminds me of Beal with his attitude, humbleness and readiness, they’re stupid.

    • Ben Mehic

      Haha, I agree. Washington obviously doesn’t do a great job developing players, and guys with terrible defense usually end up in the doghouse.

      If Otto Porter is there, I’m sure the Wizards will snag him. But then again, it’s Ernie Grunfeld we’re talking about.

  • BIG Ron1

    Funny but the nba is not a chruch ball whats humble going get u when melo gives u 25 by half or lerbron going for 18’6’8 by half we need a killer

  • BIG Ron1

    Sorry about type err A before chruch