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.
Tyreke Evans won the seventh spot on our draft board. He also turned some heads with his pre-draft measurements.
Tyreke Evans came out very big in the measurements for a guy who may play some point guard, at over 6-5 in shoes and with a 6-11 ¼ wingspan that is identical to Blake Griffin’s, and is the largest of any point guard ever measured in our database. For comparison’s sake, he measures out slightly larger than Dwayne Wade and Jamal Crawford across the board.
I'm starting to warm up to the prospect of selecting Evans. If he indeed has point guard skills, it might be a nice change-of-pace in tandem with Gilbert Arenas. I just wish he proved he could play off the ball better.
Here's our draft board now.
- Blake Griffin (prospect profile)
- Ricky Rubio (prospect profile)
- Hasheem Thabeet (prospect profile)
- James Harden (prospect profile)
- Jordan Hill
- DeJuan Blair
- Tyreke Evans (prospect profile)
Here's the vote for the eighth spot. Polling closes tomorrow afternoon.