NBA Draft 2013: Wizards Select Otto Porter Jr.

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Otto Porter (Georgetown) shakes hands with NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Washington Wizards during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After weeks of speculation, the Washington Wizards have finally got the guy they’ve wanted all along.

Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. won’t have to do much relocating, since the former Hoya will be staying in the nation’s capital with the Wizards. Washington was also reportedly targeting Anthony Bennett out of UNLV, who the Cleveland Cavaliers elected to take first overall.

Washington also had the opportunity to select Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel, who was projected to get picked first overall by Cleveland, but opted to take Porter. With virtually zero weaknesses, Otto Porter Jr. is viewed as the safest pick in this years NBA Draft and Washington’s management felt as if he was the best fit.

Washington still has two second round picks in tonight’s draft. Both Randy Wittman and Ernie Grunfeld aren’t interested in adding three rookies to the roster, so I’d expect them to trade the picks or possibly stash away one of the second round selections.

The wait is over.

Otto Porter will be putting on a Wizards uniform next season.

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

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