Found March 22, 2013 on Blog So Hard Sports:
The 2013 off-season for the Washington Wizards is going to be just as important as the 2012 off-season was for the Washington Redskins. Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfeld must get this right! The Wizards have shown (when healthy) they have what it takes to be a playoff contender, but they are missing one more piece. The 2012-2013 Washington Wizards are blessed with one of the top young back courts in the NBA and arguably the very best when it comes to the most potential. With the drafting of Bradley Beal in the 2012 NBA draft, the Wizards got themselves an all around great player to compliment point guard John Wall. Beal is a tremendous shooter, good penetrator, solid finisher, great rebounder and good defender. He is the total package as a shooting guard and the prognosticators were right, he really has the skills to be a young Ray Allen or Dwayne Wade. And he is still only 19 years old! These two need a third amigo though. Unfortunately, Euro Ernie couldn’t get that done in the 2011 NBA draft when surprisingly to me (but maybe it shouldn’t have been, given Ernie’s track record) he selected Jan Vesley. He left on the board several talented kids like Klay Thompson, the Morris twins, Kawhi Leonard, and Kenneth Faried. Ok, but this isn’t supposed to be about Vesley and Ernie. We’ve covered that, send them back to Europe on a plane. This article is about where do we go from here? We must find the third amigo for John and Bradley. My colleague Cory believes that it could be a blessing in disguise if the Wizards drop to say the 8th pick in the draft, and hopefully it won’t be too much further than 8. This would allow them to select the best player available. In my opinion we have 6 choices that are good for the Wizards in the 2013 NBA draft and I will list my preferences in order: 1. Anthony Bennett: 6’8, 240. SF/PF, UNLV 2. Otto Porter: 6’8, 205. SF, Georgetown 3. Shabazz Muhammad: 6’6, 225. SF, UCLA 4. Cody Zeller:  7′, 240. C, Indiana 5. Nerlens Noel: 6’10, 228. C, Kentucky 6. Alex Len: 7’1, 225. C, Maryland These seems like the best choices for the Wizards to select for their future. I like Ben McLemore, Marcus Smart and Victor Oladipo but we have our answer at shooting guard and these three aren’t big enough to play small forward as Muhammad may be. The Washington Wizards moving forward have to find at least one long term young answer for their front line to go with Wall and Beal. The Wizards need their third wheel. I really think we will find that player this year and they will be aided by having good veterans to develop behind Martell Webster (hopefully), Nene and Emeka Okafor. Related posts: Wizards Falling in the Draft Could Be A Blessing In Disguise Martell Webster Signs with the Washington Wizards Wizards Draft Board

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