I know, I know, we could easily trade the pick, but with the Wizards getting the fifth pick and currently owning a high second-rounder, we need to fill out an official community draft board. Keep in mind, folks, that this is a Wizards-centric draft board, not necessarily a list of who you believe are the top prospects in the draft. This is in order of best fit to worst fit among the top prospects in this draft. Ability of course plays a role, but consider first and foremost how this player will fit with the Wizards.
In a mild surprise, DeJuan Blair edged out Tyreke Evans and DeMar Derozan for the sixth spot on our draft board. I say "mild surprise" because while I've been driving the Blair bandwagon (well, more like the anti-Jordan Hill bandwagon), I didn't expect so many people to jump aboard. I do think it shows the weakness of this draft that we're hoping for a prospect like Blair with several flaws that will likely prevent him from being an all-star. Who knows, we'll see.
That leaves us with the following list.
- Blake Griffin (prospect profile)
- Ricky Rubio (prospect profile)
- Hasheem Thabeet (prospect profile)
- James Harden (prospect profile)
- Jordan Hill
- DeJuan Blair