So, we're all totally bummed about the draft this year for the talent, and of course the Wizards draft position. I wanted to suggest one ray of hope. I was kind of bummed about getting Vessely, but then I looked at our other two picks if we make them. Mocks have us taking the following guys with our last two picks: Faried, JuJuan Johnson, Trey Thompkins, Marshon Brooks and Tobias Harris. The big guys are tall and beefy. The guards are gunners with high bust potential.
And I say, Why not?
This rebuild is not coming to fruition this offseason. We are going to clear a ton of cap space and need to have trade chips the hit the green button. With that said, I kind of like even a stay-put scenario.
Lets take a look at what we have:
John Wall, check.
3-pt shooting: Crawford, Young, Evans, Young, Lewis (gulp), draft pick
Bangers: Seraphin, Booker, draft pick
Shot Blockers: McGee
I am not saying any one of these players is "great," because that has been the focus of a lot of the discussions about this draft; that the Wizards must get a coup this year to accelerate a year by trading for Kanter or Williams. Others don't want to trade any assets to move up in this draft. Both are fine arguments to have, but I was just trying to think of this draft as how to build on progress instead of viewing the team as having limitless holes (which it is pretty close to, see last year's record)
Anyway, it would be cool to shoot for the fences with some players in this draft, IMO. Make sure you get some beef to push Blatche and McGee, and if they rebound well and defend, great. Don't worry too much about getting another guard, because if we hit a homerun, we have lots of assets. We might also have to part ways with Nick Young, so nothing wrong with having too many dynamic guards.
(I excluded H'amady because I just really think he'll never be great even though I love to go the the games and say, "hamadyhamadyhamadyhamadyhamady! Say it five times fast! I also excluded D-leagers)