Alright, the day of reckoning is upon us. The NBA Draft is here! If you are feeling like a kid on Christmas morning, you are not alone. Am I the only one that had a draft related dream last night (and no it was not sensual in nature..err..Amy K. Nelson)? Regardless, its time to put your rep where your keyboard is and make a prediction about tonight's draft. Are we really going to land our SG? Will we trade out for more picks? Will Ernie (The GOAT) Grunfeld be the hero or...goat? Please share your predictions and wishes in the comments. Mine are after the jump...
As a Wizards fan, I know in my heart of hearts that we will find a way to screw this thing up. I am praying for some divine intervention, but I also know that the Wiz seem cursed in the worst way. From Petch to Kwame to Peter John Ramos, we just haven't seem to get it right on draft night. However, this is one draft I don't see Mr. Grunfeld screwing up.
Anthony Davis is going first unless Jesus declares for the draft between now and 7 P.M. Number 2 WILL be Thomas Robinson (much to my chagrin because I just LOVE his game). For the third pick, the Washington Wizards select....Austin Rivers!!!!
Just kidding, the Wiz will run to the podium and select the next Jesus Shuttlesworth, Mr. Bradley Beal. Hopefully he can come in and hit some threes from the top of the key in that Horns set we have executed so well with Roger "Money Mase" Mason and Cartier Martin.
With Pick 32, I see us pulling a shocker. I know this is going to get me absolutely railed in the comments section, but what the H-E-double hockey sticks. With pick number 32, the Washington Wizards select Quincy Miller 6-10 SF out of Baylor.
I watched Q coming out of high school and thought he was going to be a sure-fire lottery pick. He is extremely smooth but very long and athletic. The one thing I am looking forward to is seeing him two years after the ACL injury that slowed his growth. We get a nice, tall SF (which Ernie LOVES) with a nice face up game as a "project" for the next two years while Ariza plays out his ridiculous contract.
Who really knows though, we might trade the 32 and some cash to CHI for Brian Scalabrine and a Chicago-style pizza. Hey, at least the pizza has MASSIVE UPSIDE!!!!