The Washington Wizards have traded the No.38 and No.54 picks for Glen Rice Jr. , who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round in tonight’s NBA Draft.
Washington wasn’t expected to use both their second round picks, since both head coach Randy Wittman and general manager Ernie Grunfeld weren’t interested in adding three rookies to the roster next season.
Glen Rice Jr. had some off-court issues during his time in Georgia Tech, which ultimately caused him to get dismissed by coach Brian Gregory. Rice eventually made his way to the NBA Developmental League, where he averaged 25 points and nearly 10 rebounds with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the post-season.
Washington was looking for someone who could put the ball in the basket at a high rate while providing energy, and they may have found that in Glen Rice Jr.
With Otto Porter Jr. , Trevor Ariza and Glen Rice Jr. all presumably on the roster, Martell Webster’s future in Washington is certainly questionable.
I’m honestly not a fan of this move, but it does have a high reward if it works out. Washington has obviously had trouble with players with off-court issues in the past, which makes this a bit of a head scratching trade.