5) Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana
With John Wall and Bradley Beal in the backcourt, Washington won’t need much help from a guard standpoint in the near future. Although there are a lot of different directions I could see the Wizards management go in with their selection, Oladipo would probably be the most surprising, considering the fact that they’ve established their backcourt.
Oladipo has a lot of tools which could come in handy at the nation’s capital. Washington has seen a change in culture over the past few seasons, and a hardworking player like Oladipo who is willing to develop and contribute in anyway possible, certainly wouldn’t hurt having in the locker room.
Washington’s outstanding defense would see even greater improvement with Oladipo on the floor, especially since he’s considered the best perimeter defender in this years draft class. Oladipo isn’t a great shooter, but we’ve the great improvement in his percentages throughout his career with the Hoosiers, which will likely transition over to the next level.
The Wizards wouldn’t have to start Oladipo right out of the gate, since they’d likely have to tinker with their lineups a bit. Having a guard as dynamic and athletic off the bench as Oladipo would certainly help their chances at succeeding in the near future.