Originally written on Blog So Hard Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

You see, what had happened was… The NBA Draft is exactly three weeks away and with no sure-fire superstars this year, the top of the draft still remains a mystery. Washington currently owns the 3rd overall pick and most Wizards outlets have Grunfeld selecting Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett. Both players would fit a need for the Wiz Kids and I would be ecstatic with either pick. I actually hope that Washington stays put with the 3rd pick and selects either the PF out of UNLV or the SF out of Georgetown. But Grunfeld is still at the helm of the decision making and as draft day nears, the more nightmares I have of the 09 draft day trade debacle that saw the Wiz miss out on a number of great prospects. If EG does decide to wheel and deal on June 27th, lets hope the trade would look something similar to one of these transactions.   Trade #1 – Wizards trade 3rd overall pick, Jan Vesely, and Trevor Booker to the Timberwolves for Derrick Williams and the 9th overall pick: There have been rumblings out of Minnesota that Derrick Williams is available and they are looking to add a shooter in the draft. In this scenario the T-Wolves jump up to the 3rd pick where they would have the possibility of landing the sweet shooting Ben McLemore out of Kansas. He’s one of the top two shooting guard prospects in the draft and more than likely will be long gone before the 9th pick. According to Chad Ford’s latest mock draft, McLemore would be available at pick number three so Minnesota could add the shooter they covet and rid themselves of Derrick Williams. By doing this trade, Washington would add the pick and pop four man that John Wall is looking for, rid themselves of Jan Vesely and Trevor Booker, and still have a top ten pick to add bench depth. The Wiz Kids could go a number of different ways at pick nine. Shabazz Muhammad, Cody Zeller, and CJ McCollum are all strong possibilities to still be on the board come at that spot. Would it be worth missing out on Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett for a chance to add Derrick Williams and one of the aforementioned draft prospects? I know it would sure be better than Randy Foye and Mike Miller.   Trade #2 – Wizards trade 3rd pick and Trevor Ariza to Boston for Jeff Green and the 16th overall pick The Celtics have to start thinking about their future without Paul Piece and Kevin Garnett. If they move up to the 3rd overall pick they could start drafting replacements for the future Hall of Famers. If drafting third, the Celtics would more than likely be up in the air between the same picks that Washington has their eyes on: Porter and Bennett. They would also get out from under Jeff Green’s contract in this scenario, have Trevor Ariza for a year, clear almost $8 million in cap space the following off-season all while adding a top three draft selection. If Danny Ainge wanted to part ways with Jeff Green, this could be a trade that would spark his interest. For the Wizards, they would still be getting their pick and pop 4 man in Jeff Green. The former Georgetown product can also slide over the 3 spot when needed and would provide a good running mate with Wall and Beal. The downfall is the 16th pick. The Wizards would probably be looking at prospects to the likes of Muhammad, Shane Larkin, Kelly Olynyk, Reggie Bullock, or Glen Rice Jr. Would a combo of Jeff Green and one of those prospects be better than Porter or Bennett? That sure is a tough question, but you could certainly do worse.   While I still hope that the Wizards land Porter or Bennett, these two trade scenarios wouldn’t have me patching the drywall in my house on June 28th. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that whatever EG does on draft night, it helps propel the Wiz Kids into the postseason for the first time in the post Agent-Zero era!         Related posts: Who Should The Wizards Draft With The 3rd Pick? [POLL] Wizards Falling in the Draft Could Be A Blessing In Disguise Explaining the NBA Draft Lottery for Wizards Scenarios

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