Wizards have chance to embarrass rest of NBA in second round of NBA Draft

If the Washington Wizards nail their second-round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, they will have successfully embarrassed the rest of the NBA.
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The Washington Wizards have already won the 2024 NBA Draft. Their first-round selections ran laps around the rest of the league, and they could continue that trend in Round 2.

With the second pick, Washington landed Frenchman Alex Sarr, who many projected to be the first pick for a long time. He has some of the best upside in the class.

They then landed Pittsburgh guard Bub Carrington with the 14th pick, which they acquired in the Deni Avdija-Portland Trail Blazers trade. Carrington’s shot creation and playmaking at 6-foot-4 could help him thrive as a primary creator.

And with the 24th pick, the Wizards nabbed Miami wing Kyshawn George. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter will step in and immediately give Washington’s offense a boost.

Wizards will embarrass rest of NBA if they get a steal in the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft

But Washington’s draft antics may not be done yet, as the Wizards could embarrass the NBA in the second round if they get a steal because then, they will have gotten the best haul out of anyone in the league. And they would have done it right under everyone’s noses.

There are a few players that would cement this status for the Wizards. They would have to nail the pick, though, as they aren’t selecting until the No. 52 pick in the draft.

That said, the reason they would be able to embarrass the league is because whoever falls to them in that spot would have fallen almost completely out of the draft.

Ulrich Chomche is a guy to keep an eye on. The youngster out of NBA Academy Africa has drawn NBA comparisons to Serge Ibaka. He’s a great shot-blocker who is a complete project, but he’s shown some serious upside.

Quinten Post of Boston College is another great name to keep an eye on. The seven-footer drained roughly 43% of his threes in his final collegiate season, and he could give the Wizards a nice offensive boost at the big man position.

Enrique Freeman of Akron would also be a nice pick-up, as the undersized big man plays with a hustle that could be infectious throughout the entire Washington roster.

All that being said, if the Wizards get a steal with their pick at No. 52, they will have successfully won the draft, and, combined with their first-round haul, embarrassed the rest of the league.