Here to discourage the Wiz from UNC’s Harrison Barnes is Andrew Sharp.
I’ve been a Carolina fan and a Wizards fan for roughly my entire life, and the best way I can explain Harrison Barnes is this: I feel exactly the same way about him as I do about JaVale McGee and Nick Young. Now that he’s not playing for my favorite team, I hope he gets rich and dominates for the rest of his career. But I’m not sure I can handle even another month of him on my favorite team.
With that in mind, the Wizards should draft Barnes only if …
– Michael Kidd-Gilchrist robs a liquor store 36 hours before the draft
– Bradley Beal’s knee explodes in a workout next week
– John Henson gets into a gruesome car accident
– Andre Drummond is exposed as the heroin kingpin of central Connecticut.
But yeah, save for any Final Destination scenarios involving other lottery picks, Barnes is not who we want. Any of those other four guys would be better decisions.
If you were feeling generous, you could compa...