A third straight stretch big man candidate got voted onto our community draft board, this time it's Frank Kaminsky, edging out two wing players for the ninth spot.
- Karl-Anthony Towns
- Jahlil Okafor
- D'Angelo Russell
- Willie Cauley-Stein
- Justise Winslow
- Emmanuel Mudiay
- Kristaps Porzingis
- Myles Turner
- Frank Kaminsky
This seems like a classic case of drafting for fit rather than outright selecting the best player available. Kaminsky possesses all the tools you want out of a stretch big — he has excellent footwork, NBA range on his jumper, and can attack closeouts — but he didn't measure out very well at the combine, which compounds his already poor defensive reputation. I wouldn't rank him ahead of a potential two-way beast like Stanley Johnson if I was starting a team from scratch, but that's not what the Wizards are tasked with. They absolutely have to come away with a stretch big this offseason, and getting one on a cost-controlled deal would just be a bonus.
As always, here are your voting guidelines for who you should select:
- Each day, we'll have a poll to determine which player belongs in that spot on the draft board. The winner of that poll after approximately one day will occupy the spot. We'll then move on to the next one.
- You're voting as if this is the Washington Wizards' board, not necessarily a general list of top prospects. Weigh team needs as much as you feel is appropriate.
- While most teams prefer a tiered system that places prospects within certain groupings, then picks the one the team most needs from that group, assume that this is a straight list. In other words: if everyone that you can vote on is available at the pick we're at, which player would you choose?