First Round Draft Picks
Admittedly, it’s hard to say how impactful any one of these players could be in the short term. Washington is the best of the bunch and probably has the most upside. While he did break John Wall’s single-game assists record, are we sure he’s the playmaker the Wizards need right now? He’s an offensive threat who thrives with the ball in his hands, but maybe that’s not what the team needs.
Regardless, he’d likely start on day one for the Wizards. Also, who wouldn’t want a Wizards jersey that says Washington on the back?
As for Davison or Chandler, neither seems like the answer for this team as currently constructed. They might make a good backup behind a more talented vet, but neither should be a priority for Tommy Sheppard on draft night.
Young Guns Worth a Flier but Don’t Solve the Problem
Gary Payton II
How many times are we going to watch a former Wizards player blossom with another organization? Payton wasn’t with D.C. for very long and was underutilized and forgotten behind Wizards legends like Troy Brown Jr …
Both Payton and Sexton offer something the Wizards need, but neither is real playmaking ability. Defensive prowess and aggressive scoring are great, but will that mesh with a core of Beal, Kuzma and Porzingis?
Sexton is an enticing player who can be electric on the court. He is unafraid to be aggressive when his team needs a bucket and is a competent shooter as well.
If the money isn’t too much, both are worthy additions to the roster who will make this team better. They don’t fix the Wizards’ need for a floor general, though.