Not a bad 19th birthday for Beal to get drafted into the NBA.
The Wizards already have a franchise player at the PG spot in John Wall, and adding a player like Beal solidifies their backcourt as one of the more explosive ones in the league.
Beal could be the missing piece in making that backcourt one of the best in the NBA. The Wizards need some shooting to spread the floor and, more importantly, need a "good-character" guy who can stay focused. He's a team-first guy, and that's not always easy to find.
He has a very smooth, easy-to-watch game, and everyone seems to agree that he has the right attitude. Beal is great shooter with plenty of range, who also has the ability to create off the dribble.
I question his size (although his long arms make up for being undersized), but in today’s league, athleticism and speed are much more important than size. He’s a weapon at both ends of the floor and would be a great fit with John Wall.
I did think, though, that Thomas Robinson would have been a better pick for the Wizards. Kings get a steal with him at No. 5.