2011 NBA Mock Draft: Who Should the Washington Wizards Target at Pick No. 6?
The Washington Wizards had about an 83 percent chance of landing a top five lottery pick; instead, they went home with the sixth pick. Based on those odds, the franchise has to be disappointed. Granted, it wasn’t the worst-case scenario (No. 7 was), but it was close.
So I’m sure they’ll spend a few minutes/hours crying into the nearest beer and wailing “woe is me.”
But as the saying goes, this too shall pass.
When it does, they’ll have to figure out what to do with the pick.
Let’s assume Derrick Williams (Cleveland), Enes Kanter (Minnesota), Kyrie Irving (Utah), Kemba Walker/Brandon Knight (Cleveland) are all off the board. The question then becomes, “what will Toronto do?”
The Raptors could simplify everything and grab the remaining PG from Walker/Knight, but they could also dip into the international pool as they are fond of doing.
Chad Ford seems to be pretty high on Jan Vesely—projecting him at No. 4 back when he thought Washington would be picking there. If the Raptors hop on the Czech Republic product, the Wiz would be confronted with the prospect of teaming John Wall with either Walker or Knight.
Or they would have to go off the reservation and reach for a premium shooter to complement Wall’s on-ball skills, say Colorado’s Alec Burks. Washington might also opt for one of the remaining international big men.
Only one thing is clear—the situation will be fluid in DC on Draft Day
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