Muscle & Hustle

Since the reality of this draft is there doesn't seem to be a consensus franchise player amongst the class, coupled with the fact the Wizards moved back in the draft to the sixth pick, I believe this year's draft provides the franchise with a unique opportunity to come away with the top two defensive players available.

With the 6th pick, I think Bismack Biyombo would be an intriguing prospect, with loads of upside.  Sure there are plenty of questions about Biyombo, but what prospect in this class doesn't have questions about their game at the NBA level? 

With the 18th pick, I'd lean heavily towards adding another excellent defender in Chris Singleton.

When you look at the big picture of the direction in which the franchise is heading, mixed with the reality of the prospects in this draft, I would center in on players that have "known" abilities, not players that do several things well, but none great. 

Drafting Biyombo and Singleton fits in line with what the team did in last year's draft.  They got their franchise player in John Wall, but then took guys that played hard, were agressive, and physical.  Continuing on that path this year again would seem to have them very well positioned to be lacking just one more player, albeit a major contributor, to turning this franchise around and building a team that's tough enough to compete in the playoffs.  Perhaps, Ted Leonsis has learned from the Capitals failures in the playoffs, that a team needs to be constructed with more of a defensive mind set in order to win the big prize.

Today's non-news of the team being interested in re-signing Nick Young also would favor drafting two "Muscle & Hustle" players in the draft.  We've witnessed how "the model" a.k.a. the Thunder have been successful getting most of their offense from their perimeter players and how far that's gotten them this season, although obviously they have a luxury with Kevin Durant.  However I will say that the Thunder don't have any front court player with Andray Blatche's offensive skills (not enough to make up the Durant difference).

The rebuilding plan continues, but the foundation is laid by having skilled and talented perimeter players and physical, defensive minded players inside.  Their defense drives their offense.  Rebounds, steals, and blocked shots, give them the opportunity to run and many teams would struggle with John Wall and/or Jordan Crawford leading the break, with finishers like McGee, Booker, and Singleton ready for flight. 

Muscle & Hustle!

Biyombo & Singleton would be nice!

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