After much anticipation, the NBA Draft is finally here! Even though the Washington Wizards don’t have a first round pick, they do have the 46th overall selection, and as we all know, trades and transactions tend to happen on draft day. Here are the Wizardly Links for June 26th, 2014. Happy NBA Draft day!
Like most Wizards fans, I wasn’t too focused on college basketball throughout the NBA season because Washington was competing for playoff positioning. Now that the season is over, I’ve taken the time to gather some information about a few of the second round prospects that could be on Washington’s radar.
But if they think Markel Brown is the best player on the board, I say they take him. He has the tools to defend and hit threes, and could thrive in an up-tempo setting.
Every team is bound to make mistakes. However, some teams make more mistakes than others. Let’s take a look at the Wizards’ last 10 years in the NBA Draft and see how they did.
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to the Wizards, but this is the best guess on what moves the make with their restricted and unrestricted free agents this summer:
Therefore here are some final thoughts and best educated guesses on the prospects that are both the best fits and most likely to be selected in the range of Washington’s 46th pick.
The last time the Wizards advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 2005, they found themselves in a similar situation: possessing the No. 49 overall pick while looking to build on the momentum of the previous season.