As part of the Chris Paul for Jordan Poole trade, the Wizards are acquiring Patrick Baldwin Jr. from the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors received Washington’s final selection of the night — the 57th overall pick. Baldwin was the 28th overall pick by Golden State in last year’s draft.
At 6-9, Baldwin is a big forward with the size to shoot over defenders with ease. He’s known for his long-range ability, but didn’t get minutes in Golden State to show his game.
The Wizards get back another high-upside player that will have the ability to develop during this rebuild.
Baldwin was a highly touted high school prospect in the class of 2021. He turned down high-level offers from top schools to play for his dad at Milwaukee. He struggled during his time there, playing just 11 games.
The production hasn’t been there for Baldwin early in his career, but the talent and potential is undeniable. If developed the right way, he could become a real threat from three-point range.