Ranking the top 10 draft prospects for the Washington Wizards

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Jarace Walker, Washington Wizards
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No. 4 Jarace Walker

Speaking of versatility on defense, Jarace Walker is one of if not the most versatile defenders in this year’s draft. The six-foot-eight power forward features both the vertical quickness and strength to switch onto any opposing player.

His large frame allows him to bother taller players and also block shots from smaller opponents as well. His timing is also exceptional for a player his age.

His ability on offense is mostly unknown once he gets out to around 15 feet away from the basket. Anything closer than that though, is easy money for Walker. He plays very similarly to Bam Adebayo on offense, featuring a great post-up game and a very efficient short midrange jumper.

He is also pretty decent from three-point range if given space. It is very likely that he could be a huge concern in a screen play as both a roller due to his athleticism and size and also as a popper due to his solid jumper.

Another great strength of Walker is his self-awareness. He knows his role and he knows his abilities. This allows him to provide whatever his team needs out of him from night to night, making him the perfect second or third option on a contending team right off the bat.

This is a draft selection that is in line with what the new front office has done in the past, unlike some of the previous mentions on the list. Jarace Walker would be a welcome addition to the Washington Wizards.