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2013 Draft: Trade Down?

As the Wizards continue their ascent up the ECF ranks, they inch farther and farther from a top 5 pick with every win. They are currently at tenth place in the conference and (lottery aside) headed for the ninth pick. It is a historically weak draft this year so that may be more like a 12 pick in a normal draft. i thought about trying to trade up- maybe for Otto Porter?- but, to be honest, I don't see him as that enticing. Putting Georgetown biases aside, he can't shoot and isn't much of a scorer, he is an okay rebounder and his only real plus skill is defense. I think he can be a productive NBA player on the right team, but the wizards already have a great defense. We need shooters to surround John Wall with and we cannot survive with a slasher rather than a shooter at SF. He also totally choked in the big east and NCAA tournament, a red flag for someone being heralded as a potential franchise player. I see him as basically Trevor Ariza in the NBA, his ceiling being possibly Danny Granger. I like Webster at the 3 for us, so I would resign him and see what we can get for our lottery pick. One guy I really like is Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks. In only 27 minutes a night he averages a 13 and 7- and shoots 43% from 3, good for 8th in the league. He is also only 25 years old. He would probably be a bench player for his first year here, but after that I could see him as our franchise Power Forward. I'm not sure if the pick would be good enough to pry him away from Milwaukee, though. What do you guys think of the potential of trading down?

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