Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 6/27/13
Coming into draft night the great debate for Wiz fans was who to take at No. 3: Otto Porter Jr. or Anthony Bennett. Assuming you were on Team Porter, as most of us were, the first two picks (Bennett to Cleveland, Victor Oladipo to Orlando) could not have gone better. Sitting at 3 were Porter, the Georgetown guy who fills a clear need, or Nerlens Noel, frontcourt defender supreme. Not even Ernie Grunfeld could screw that up. The wheels were set in motion two years ago when Washington took rising performance artist Jan Vesely at 6 with rising basketball star (and small forward) Kawhi Leonard still on the board. Helping them over that unfortunate bit of foolishness was good luck last year, when the Wiz won the third pick and the perfect guy, Brad Beal, fell into their lap. Fast forward to now, and, what do you know, it happened again. Having Noel there must’ve been tempting, but he’s skinny with limited offense and a torn ACL. That guy’s not contributing this year, though I think he’l...
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