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Washington Wizards: The Reality TV Show Wives of the NBA Draft
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On the eve of the NBA Draft fans and analysts alike are mock drafting, conspiracy theorizing, hoping, praying etc...  The only thing that is certain, outside of Anthony Davis being selected first, is the fact that the Washington Wizards are more dependent on the Charlotte Bobcats than a reality TV wife is on spousal support. 

 

The Charlotte Bobcats have a plethora of options with the No. 2 pick in this draft.  The Bobcats whom finished (7-59) last season also have a plethora of needs, which means Michael Jordan & Co. could go in a million different directions.  The Bobcats literally could draft for any position or trade the pick for a veteran player and a lower pick.

 

Charlotte’s web of uncertainty leaves the Wizards in a position in which Ernie Grunfeld and the Wizards brass have to be prepared to be flexible.  The Wizards have to enter the Prudential Center with a number of scenarios in mind:

 

Scenario 1: The Bobcats draft Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the No. 2 pick.  Leaving Bradley Beal, Thomas Robinson and Harrison Barnes on the board.   

 

Wizards Would Probably: Draft Bradley Beal.   

Downside: When it comes to drafts when analysts talk about a guy more than the consensus No. 1 pick, he’s usually over-hyped. 

 

My Opinion: Draft Thomas Robinson. He's 6"9' skilled and athletic and would add depth to the Wizards frontcourt.

 

Scenario 2: The Bobcats draft Thomas Robinson with the No. 2 pick.  Leaving Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes and Bradley Beal on the board.

 

Wizards Would Probably: Draft Bradley Beal.

Downside: When it comes to drafts when the analysts talk about a guy more than the consensus No. 1 pick, he’s usually overhyped (cough cough).

My Opinion: Draft Harrison Barnes. He's a good mid-range shooter who could improve the Wizards' half court offense immensely.  He also has the ability to keep up with John Wall in the transition game.

 

Scenario 3: The Bobcats draft Bradley Beal with the No. 2 pick.  Leaving Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes and Thomas Robinson on the board.

 

Wizards Would Probably: Draft Thomas Robinson.

Downside: I could be wrong and Bradley Beal pans out and becomes an All-Star.

 

My Opinion: Thomas Robinson is exactly what the Wizards need. He has size and athleticism and adds depth.

 

Scenario 4: The Wizards trade the pick for a veteran player and move down in the draft.  

Downside: It is difficult to ensure the veteran player that the Wizards would trade the pick for would sign a long-term deal.

My Opinion: Keep the pick. There are very few players that would be worth the pick and willing to stay with the Wizards for the long haul.

 

Historically the Wizards have been subpar in regards to evaluating talent and drafting players.  This draft provides enough options for the Wizards to right the ship and build towards the future.  One very positive aspect of the options available to the Wizards is that no matter whom they draft, it will enable them to get rid of Andray Blatche.

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