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Deal of the Day: Can the Wizards make an impact paying cash for a late second round draft pick?

Wizards add a late second round draft pick for cash in today’s scenario.

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In today’s deal of the day, the Washington Wizards send cash to the Atlanta Hawks for the #50 overall pick. Atlanta selected Abdoulaye N’Doye in my most recent mock draft.

It’s not a big move on the surface, but it can still build up Washington’s developmental pipeline.

Why do the Hawks make the deal?

Atlanta is flush with young talent with another lottery pick on the way. It’s time for the team to make a step forward with what they have. They can afford, ahem, to sell a low second round pick.

Why do the Wizards make the deal?

I expect the Front Office to consolidate some of the young talent they’ve cultivated over the past year. In so doing there will be fresh opportunities for prospects in the developmental process.

How do the rotations look afterwards?

In my most recent mock draft the Wizards took center James Wiseman at 9 and forward Robert Woodard at 37. At 50 Kansas’ Devin Dotson is tempting, but for this scenario I’ll project sharpshooter New Mexico State wing Trevelin Queen. Roster with MLE and BAE still to use.

  • G: John Wall - Ish Smith / Troy Brown
  • G: Bradley Beal - Garrison Mathews (RFA) / Queen
  • F: Issac Bonga - Woodard - Admiral Schofield
  • F: Rui Hachimura - Davis Bertans (UFA)
  • C: Wiseman - Moritz Wagner - Anzejs Pasecniks (camp guarantee)


Cash for #50

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Yes, more picks and more two-way shooters.
    (104 votes)
  • 36%
    No, aim higher or use this pick with #37 to move up.
    (61 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now

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