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Why does everyone think the Wizards will select Wall with the first overall pick?

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Why does everyone think the Wizards will select Wall with the first overall pick?

They already have Arenas. He is the face of their franchise. Why trade the face of your franchise for an unproven as in Wall? Sounds pretty stupid to me! As talented as Wall is he is still unproven, and I would rather have a great point guard running the show instead of an unproven one.
Now the Sixers on the other hand, I definitely see them drafting Wall because they have 2 point guards who are both question marks. One is still learning (Williams) and the other one is a rookie (Holiday) They could really use Wall, while the Wizards would benefit from drafting Turner first overall instead of Wall.

Does everyone else think I'm crazy or could this actually happen.
If you think I'm crazy please tell me why.


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Wall hype

his hype has a lot 2 do with him being drafted 1st. Plus the infatuation with Nba point guards like derrick rose seems to be a hot trend in the league rite now. Plus He's goin 2 put people in the seats. not sayin that turner and other players cant do that but i mean its jon wall. Theres so much marketing potential theres no way i see the wiz givin him up

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Arenas hasn't played in 3

Arenas hasn't played in 3 years.

Name me an athlete that doesn't play in 3 years and is still playing at an All Star level

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He has too played in 3 years.

He has too played in 3 years. He just didn't play this year because he had trouble with the law. And I believe he played the year before but correct me if I'm wrong.

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Michael Jordan.^

Michael Jordan.^

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Not crazy, not crazy at

Not crazy, not crazy at all...wouldn't be surprised if as time rolls the Wiz lean towards Turner, but I still dont see it

Arenas gotten the 'cancer' label, and if it wasn't for his monster contract, he would of been traded already...

The Wiz are in 1000% rebuild, got rid of Jamison, Butler, and have a solid young core in J. Howard, Thornton, N. Young, Blatche, and McGee....there going to look for the best player moving forward, and that player will be Mr. Wall

But like I said, Turner isn't impossible for #1

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Hasnt played in 3 years? His

Hasnt played in 3 years? His last game was in January....2010

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Wall signifies starting

Wall signifies starting over......GIlbert is 28 thats not the age you you rebuild at....Blatche Mcgee Young and now Wall are all under 25 we are rebuilding with these players gilbert has no place

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The Wizards are drafting John

The Wizards are drafting John Wall. There's no question about it. I don't think Philly needs to trade for John Wall. They are developing Holiday for better or worse as the PG of the future, and they have bigger needs at the SG, and at PF/C.

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Idk why people keep

Idk why people keep mentioning J Howard too he is 30 injury prone 11million team option he is good as gone

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here's a few reasons...

1. john wall is the best player in the draft.
2. arenas is practically a sg playing pg. he is 6-4 so won't be too outsized by a move to sg.
3. arenas is never healthy.
4. washington doesn't have any guard depth anyways.

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This isn't like the Bulls

This isn't like the Bulls drafting Rose when they already had Heinrich. Arenas is a much different player then Heinrich. Much different. I know Wall has a lot of hype but that's just the sort of thing that can get a team into trouble. The Wizards just ran into a bunch of trouble with the Arenas and the law situation, wouldn't they want to save their franchise from more trouble instead of just cause more problems?
Maybe this is why Wall didn't look to happy when he found the Wizards won the first pick.

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Michael Jordan is Michael

Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan ahah

That's a cheap shot! lol

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I see a few of your points

I see a few of your points but I just don't think the Wizards are willing to give up on Arenas and if I were the Wizards I would much rather get rid of Josh Howard instead of Arenas. Evan Turner just makes more sense to me than Wall.

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Wall and Arenas will

Wall and Arenas will work........people scream no defense but this site says Wall is like Rose/Rondo and rondo is a pretty damn good defender.......Arenas doesnt always need the ball to score I remember when we had antonio daniels who is 6'4 guard who played defense arenas moved to sg and came off alot of screens I mean isnt he a deadly 3pt shooter?????

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Wall can defend SG's and

Wall can defend SG's and Arenas can make plays without dominating the ball. They can work together in the dame backcourt. In the playoffs, however, they probably would unknowingly be upset that they traded a guy like Dominic McGuire away for virtually nothing, because he can provide defense for all 3 perimeter positions, which is valuable to a team that has an undersized backcourt. Hopefully Josh Howard defends like he did in 06 and it wouldn't be a big problem. That's iffy though.

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If we can bring back james

If we can bring back james singleton alot of people are gonna be surprised how good of defender he is he can guard multiple positions block shots and even had a 20 20 game last year but J Howard is gone we traded for him to get cap relief

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You never know if Gilbert's

You never know if Gilbert's going to get hurt or suspended again. You just can't trust in him always being their for his team. And I think that the Wizards need to take the beat player available which is Wall. In the past, teams with the #1 overall pick have seen the consequences of drafting for need instead of talent, and they aren't pretty.

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maybe so I just don't like

maybe so I just don't like moving a primary point guard to shooting guard and also I see the same thing that happened to Bledsoe in Kentucky happen to Arenas in Washington if the wizards draft Wall. Both Wall and Arenas are point guards and so are Bledsoe and Wall. Bledsoe had to play off ball to Wall and it did not work out to well. Arenas will have to play off ball to Wall and I don't know if he can do that or if he would be okay with someone else running the show instead of him. Who would the face of franchise be Wall or Arenas? Wall just spells to many troubles to me while Turner seems much less of a risk. I would also rather see Wall go to a team that has problems at the PG position like the Sixers or the Pacers but no way Wall slips to tenth.

Which lineup is better in your opinion?
Wall
Arenas
Thornton
Blatche
McGee
or
Arenas
Turner
Thornton
Blatche
McGee

I like the do everything line up with Turner. With Wall you have a very athletic line up, but with Tuner you have 2 players who are great contributors, fits the team better, and Turner can also play the point in case Arenas has problems once again. They also have the 30th pick where they can draft a PG like Elliot Williams to fill up that PG hole that you guys say they have.

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Arenas is a bonafide 3pt

Arenas is a bonafide 3pt shooter he is really a sg he can play off the ball he has before he can now

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And in this draft pg is not a

And in this draft pg is not a position of depth so beyond wall the other pgs are weak if you say pick a person with versatility Id pick Darrington Hobson at 30th or even 35th

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You have a point there

You have a point there moneymanvic. I just haven't seen Arenas play off ball too much. So I don't know if he can or not. Also I don't know if Arenas would be okay playing alongside another future star with Wall. Remember the Nuggets when they tried AI with Melo. It didn't work not enough balls for the two ball hungry players. I believe both Arenas and Wall are also ball hungry players. So if it didn't work in Denver, why would it work in Washington?

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Gilbert Arenas can be

Gilbert Arenas can be effective without the ball much more so than Iverson can. Arenas played with a guy with a similar skill-set to Wall. Remember Larry Hughes? They played together and were one of the best tandems in the NBA over the past 5 years or so back then. And Hughes played alot of minutes at PG back then. It can work.

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