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Could the Washington Wizards Be Trading Down in the 2009 NBA Draft?

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IJune 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 30:  Head coach Ed Tapscott of the Washington Wizards watches a play during the game against the New Orleans Hornets on December 30, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  The Hornets defeated the Wizards 97-85.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Washington Post writer Michael Lee seems to think that the recent slate of Wizards workout participants—Louisville forward Terrence Williams and Virginia guard and Metro native Mamadi Diane—indicates that the Wiz are thinking a trade down in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Could be good, could be bad. There are very few bad teams that are willing to take the pick in such a talent-thin draft, that are without a worthwhile pick. Could the Wizards be packaging a beloved veteran, and looking to downshift in age at a certain position?

These workouts seem to indicate that it would be Caron Butler. Only time will tell.

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