From all accounts the 2014 nba draft is setting up to be the best in years. Like 1996, 2003, and 2007 good. I'm sure many of us have seen where nba gms think there could be as many as 5 all stars in this class and possibly more than that. As we all know that is really rare. Given Wall's second half, and assuming we're healthy next year, we are probably going to get one of the last 3 seeds in the eastern conference playoff bracket. While this would be welcomed by almost any Wizards fan does this make the most sense? On one hand, we need to see if Wall is a max player (i think he is but really its hard to pay someone max money who hasn't made a playoff) and should do anything we can tp help? On the other hand, if we make the playoffs this year we miss out on being in the lottery for a truly unique draft class. If this class is as good as all the GMs are saying we are going to miss out on a truly great player (most likely a big wing or a post) that could potentially help us make a playoff run down the line.
With this said things are not so cut and dry as the 2013 draft hasn't happened yet. We could trade our #3, or Nene (i think he's been a great addition btw), or so something else for a pick in that draft. Weaking our chance at the playoffs but improving our own draft position as we'll likely be picking higher. There are a number of options. I am usually pretty opinionated when it comes to all things basketball but I am truly torn on this. On the one hand i'm sick of us losing (as well as sick of being called the wizards but thats another topic) at the same time i don't want to be the atlanta hawks. having just enough talent to make the playoffs every year only to get bounced in round 1 bc we don't have a front court all star on the team. What say you?