3 Reasons the Washington Wizards Should Draft a Point Guard

Washington Wizards John Wall (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards John Wall (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards Ja Morant
Washington Wizards Ja Morant (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

The Talent is Undeniable

The good thing about finishing the season 32-50 is that the Washington Wizards will get a fantastic shot at a top-4 pick. In fact, with the 6th best draft odds, they’ll have a 37% chance of being one of the first four teams to make a selection on draft night. And in this year’s talent-heavy draft class, a top pick could help change a franchise.

With those type of lottery odds, prospects like Murray State’s Ja Morant and University of Carolina’s  Coby White will be very real possibilities. While Beal has shown he’s more than capable of shouldering the scoring and facilitating roles this season, having a running mate who can do the same while Wall is out would be crucial. Especially a running mate the caliber of those two.

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Without Wall, the Wizards often lacked a serious scoring threat other than Beal. Both Morant and White would help them quickly solve that problem.

Morant is certainly more NBA ready than White but neither would be a bad addition to the Wizards backcourt. If they’re lucky enough to have a shot at Morant, the Wizards absolutely have to pull the trigger. He’s a generational talent and this year’s second most drool-inducing prospect after Zion Williamson.

If White’s still available when the Wizards are on the clock, they have to at least consider him. White just turned 19 years old this year. When Wall’s contract is up in 2023, he’ll be just 23.