First post here guys so bear with me......
If McLemore is available at #2, I'd trade #3 and Beal for Orlando's #2 and their 2014 #1.
I do this for two reasons:
1. In this draft I think that only two of the top five prospects has the proper size/skill match for an NBA position from day 1. And those two are McLemore (6'5 SG) and Porter (6'8 SF).
2. Out of those two, only one of them has elite NBA athleticism, and that's McLemore. When drafting in the top 5 you have to grab a player with elite athleticism.
Beal, for as good as he played this year, is a very small NBA SG at 6'3. That hurts the Wiz on defense. If we add McLemore, that gives the Wiz a nightmare backcourt matchup on both ends of the floor. Arguably the most athletic backcourt in the league, and by all accounts McLemore jumpshot is as good as Beal's.
Beal played well enough during his rookie campaing to make this deal realistic. The 2014 draft is supposed to be much stronger than this one and would give the Wiz the opportunity to add a big man with Orlando's sure to be lottery pick next year.
Orlando does it because they can draft Trey Burke at #3 and add Beal. Overnight they've solidified their backcourt for years to come.
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