Ranking the top 10 draft prospects for the Washington Wizards

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Keyonte George
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No. 9 Keyonte George

One of the best players in the draft in transition, Keyonte George is an explosive athlete capable of not only taking, but making tough shots when his team needs it. If there is anything teams should take away from watching George, it’s the fact that he is a certified bucket.

He has a deep bag when it comes to generating space. There are a wide variety of dribble moves that he can break out to put pressure on opposing defenders. With his fluid jumper, this becomes a legitimate weapon.

However, no prospect is perfect. George faces many of the same weaknesses the Bradley Beal did entering the league. He struggles to find teammates making him susceptible to problems facing a collapsing defense.

This is only amplified by him complete and utter lack of a quick first step. He is incredibly quick and can beat a defense once he gets past the initial defender, he just struggles to get past that first line of defense.

Drafting George would signal a Bradley Beal move is coming. However, the issues would likely stay the same, just much younger and with money to spend. This could allow the Washington Wizards to cover up the weaknesses listed above.