This is the Wizards chance to add another catalyst for the rebuild. Obviously the #1 pick and Anthony Davis would have caused us to streak down F street, but in hindsight the 3rd pick isn't too shabby. However this is not a draft of a clear top 3, nor a top 5, and I'd bet that out of the 30 NBA teams, maybe only two have their top 10's in identical order. BPA can be argued amongst a handful of players and nobody really has any clue what's going to happen after the Hornets select Davis with the top pick. So as the debates rage and people will begin to get emotionally tied to a certain player, lets look at how each player would effect the Wizards roster, draft, and summer signings.
Thomas Robinson: If the Wizards select Robinson with the 3rd overall pick, they are doing so because they believe that he is a special PF that will start for them for the next 6-8 years....at least. T-Rob certainly fits into the mold of high energy, good character, hard working, and uber athletic types that they have been rebuilding with and it would be hard not to like the future Wizards interior muscle with T-Rob, Nene, Seraphin, and Booker.
How Does This Effect the Current Roster? Drafting T-Rob forces the Wizards in one of two directions. Either Jan Vesely must be moved to SF or one of the other bigs (probably Booker) would have to be moved. This being true unless Chris Singleton makes tremendous strides in his development this summer.
Players the Wizards Target with the 32nd Pick? John Jenkins, Doron Lamb, Evan Fournier, or Tony Wroten
If the Wizards Move Back Into the 1st Rd (16-20 range): Terrence Ross or Moe Harkless
Michael Kidd Gilchrist: I'm slightly biased with MKG, but I love how BIG he is! He's nearly 233 lbs. and only 18.5 years old. He's already bigger than Paul Pierce, Danny Granger, Caron Butler, and Carmelo Anthony. To put it into good perspective, MKG is often compared to Andre Inguodala and MKG outweighs Iggy by 25 lbs. already! Clearly MKG has room and time to grow/mature and should be playing around 245 lbs when all is said and done. At nearly 6'8" on the court and 245 lbs he's awfully close to the size of LeBron James and I'd love to see a SF that attacks the basket and lives at the FT line.
How Does This Effect the Current Roster? MKG would start at SF and form a solid young SF tandem with Chris Singleton. Finding a starting SG would become the Wizards top priority.
Players the Wizards Target with the 32nd Pick? Same SG's as above with T-Rob
If the Wizards Move Back Into the 1st Rd (16-20 range): Terrence Ross, Jeremy Lamb, or Terrence Jones
FA's to Target This Summer: Brandon Rush, Ray Allen, Carlos Delfino, Courtney Lee
Bradley Beal: I've liked Beal as the top SG in the class since early January, but I've been holding back on just where to rank him overall until after he was properly measured and tested at the NBA Combine. His height is okay, but his physical athleticism is excellent, especially his "bounce" with a near 40" max vert. If he's drafted by the Wizards, he would combine with John Wall, Jordan Crawford, and Shelvin Mack to make one of the most exciting young back court rotations in the league and most importantly give them a smooth shooting guard to keep the defenses honest.
How Does This Effect the Current Roster? Beal joins Wall in the starting back court and allows Crawford to bring a spark off the bench. SF becomes the position of need.
Players the Wizards Target with the 32nd Pick? Draymond Green, Quincy Miller, Hollis Thompson
If the Wizards Move Back Into the 1st Rd (16-20 range): Moe Harkless, Jeff Taylor, or Royce White
What do you think? What player fits this team the best and what moves would need to be made to maximize their talent?