With the lead up to the NBA Draft coming to fruition tonight in New York City, many teams around the League will be looking to dramatically upgrade from disappointing 2013-14 seasons. The Washington Wizards are one of those teams, but with only one pick, Washington must be decisive with their selection. In a Draft widely recognized as one of the deepest in recent memory, the team has tried out over fifty players, however, only a select few remain atop the Wizards big board. At the moment, Washington has no major needs as they hope to begin contract negotiations with a plethora of players, but look for the Zards to choose the best player available. Here are a few of Washington’s options:
James Michael McAdoo- The former projected lottery pick flourished in his freshman season in Chapel Hill, but struggled living up to expectations since he decided to return to school. Still, the talent remains and so does the hope for a projected second round pick.
Cory Jefferson- After trying out twice with the Wizards, the Baylor University product has shown a nice mid-range touch to compliment is physical post play that may make him a viable option.
Markel Brown- Extremely athletic, but lacks ideal and ball handling ability. Definitely a project to be worked on for the future and has shown great improvement over time.
With even more options, the Washington Wizards have multiple options at pick 46. The team hopes to land some of the more brand name players such as Danny Green and Jeff Hornacek, who have gone at the same spot in the draft’s history.