I know that the draft is five months away and that its not certain that they will have the overall pick. If they were to get the number one pick ( which they are projected to have) who would they choose? Having a casual conversation at work we talked about if they have Mcgee and Davis in the front court would be remarkable. Perhaps more athletic than what the clippers have now. Iam just scared that if they were to draft Drummond that would bring up lots of memories of a former big man that they drafted number one overall. Kwame
Harrison Barnes fits perfectly for thme, maturity wise and they need a consistent three offensively and defensively. They have future 4's with Vess and Book. Mcgee is set and Wall and Crawford are their future Backcourt
I think you have to go with Drummond. I mean, yeah he could end up being a complete bust but the upside is incredible.
Moving forward with a lineup of McGee-Drummond-Singleton-Young-Wall means the Wizards would be one of the most athletic and exciting teams in the league. Not to mention more scorers and athletes, Blatche, Vesely and Crawford off the bench. This team would sell tickets and break some records in doing so. Would they be a winning team? It all depends on how much of their potential is fufilled. They could be the next OKC Thunder or just another Warriors team.
i might add if they get drummond, Mcgee and drummond frontcourt would be nice. But i know drummond not gonna come out this year, he is not no Hood person, he a suburban kid like sullinger or Barnes, so hes all about education
would be one of the few teams that would be able to play Drummond at the 4, because they have McGee. With that same reasoning I wouldn't be suprised if they took A. Davis. Personally, I think Barnes is a reach at 1.
Barnes is the best fit but I don't think they can pass on Drummond.
You guys dont understand. Basketball is team sport, clieshe isnt it. Although it is true and you cannot just draft Drummond onto this losing team and expect that to turn them around. Stockpiling talent never works unless leadership is established and teamwork is developed through the leaders.
For instance take a look at two teams and analyze them side by side. Minnesota and Sacramento. Both teams have stockpiled a ton of talent, years of failure along with tons of talented young players yet minimal results. This year things are changing for Minnesota, they have 4 very good leaders on this team making their presence felt. Ridnour, Rubio, Love, and Barea. Sacramento has a group of boneheads and no leadership established, and are not unified.
If Washington were to draft Drummond it would definitely be a fine choice, BPA and the fact that he is a true big, the type that only comes around every 3-5 years is what makes him unpassable. Although Barnes or MKG maybe the best fit. I would draft Drummond as well, although there is no way in heck I would keep Andray Blatche or Nick Young on the team with Drummond in town, there is no way I would not bring in a good young vocal player to lead this team.
Drafting Drummond would pretty much be like setting Washington up for Shabazz Muhammed.
Perry Jones is a team player too me wouldnt mind drafting him No.1, hes starting to show his talent more.
The most popular pick is drummond and rightfully so but if its me im selecting Lamb on the basis thatthe wizards need shooting they are already supremely athletic they have no oe who can consistintely put the ball in the basket from amywhere outside of 15 Lamb makes the wizards better as a team. Drummond may well be a dominant big as well as davis but they need shooting and unless they are willing to use barnes at the 2 they need to hope they dont get the number one pick because they already have a pleather of promising big men but if they pick another big they will be an overathletic team with no one to spread the floor an no bigmen can truly dominate with clogged up paints. John wall needs shooters desperately or he will end up one of the biggest bust in history.
Trade the pick. The Wizards already have a plethora of young talent. They could get incredible value for it. It would be bold, but bold wins. This team needs veteran leadership, not another freshman on campus...
I don't think anyone besides Wall is safe on that roster. They would draft over McGee, Blatche, Young, anyone. I think they would draft Drummond and move McGee, they'd draft Davis and move Blatche, they'd draft Barnes and move young.
You guys all have great points, but no one has even mentioned Jan Vesely. He hasn't gotten much PT, but a 7'0 wing player with freakish athleticism added to Wall, McGee, Booker, Crawford, Singelton, and whatever they get out of Blatche. He oozes potential, and he has a bright future.
i still thnk Barnes is the pick. he is a beast and fits perfect. Wall and Barnes could be ala westbrook and durant... but if they get top 5 i could see them getting Q Miller, i think once hes fully healthy he is gonna b the next KD becuase they have the same skillset. plus wall and q are really good friends
i mentioned Vess, thats why i know Ted L not gonna reach ad grab a 4, even at 1 or 2. they need a 3
If drummond is the pick trade Blatche and let drummond play pf his more natural position. Mcghee is a 7ft athletic freak pairing him with drummond makes that frontcourt dangerous especially blocking shots. Blatche is a guy who looks good on a winning team as a skilled role player but he is not good on a team were he is the leader.
I mentioned Vesely.
That's why I think that bench with Vesely, Crawford, and Blatche has the chance to be the most athletic and highest scoring bench in the league in future years if they all fufill their potential.
"he is not no Hood person"
McGee just doesnt get it, Blatche is awful and Seraphin is underwhelming as a 1st rounder. Their weakest spot is SF and PF and Anthony Davis is the better option then any SF in this draft
Vesley has not shown nearly enough for the Wizards to even consider him if they got the first pick. He has some potential but you go with BPA unless you have a lock at that position (like John Wall). It'd definitely be between Davis and Drummond. Wiz might be worried about taking Davis since he is similar to McGee physically but I think that'd be a great pickup. With a good coach, having that much length, athleticism and shotblocking on defense would be INSANE. Davis is also a good, smart kid who could be a positive influence on the low BBIQ of the team. I don't think any team goes wrong drafting Anthony Davis first except maybe the Jazz.
Honestly, someone like MKG would probably be the best fit at SG or SF, not Barnes. Barnes is too soft, he'd get eaten up by that bad team culture. MKG would lead and try and change that team.
I think Davis and Lamb would be at the top of my wishlist.
it's shouldn't be Drummond with the first pick, it will be too risky to do, as even with his out of this world potential he's very much raw as a player combine with doubtful motor and ambition.
for Wizards it's only Davis, culture wise he's a game changer and that what they desperately need, they have there bad winning and defense environment! after that i will put all the "talents" on the block aside from John Wall, Nick Young/Jordan Crawford, Chris Singleton, Kevin Seraphin trying to acquire a compliment center to play beside Davis, someone like Brook Lopez.