As the 2018-19 NBA regular season comes to a close, half of the league turns its attention to the playoffs, while the other half shifts its focus to lottery odds and the upcoming draft. The Washington Wizards are in the latter category.
While the Wizards' draft position won't be determined until May 14, it's still interesting to see the various names which could pop up on Washington's draft board. Let's take a look at what some experts believe the Wizards will do with their first round pick.
NBC Sports Washington Mock Draft 6.0: Cam Reddish (Forward, Duke) Our latest mock has the Wizards selecting late in the lottery with the ninth overall pick and taking one of Duke's trio of diaper dandies. Reddish, previously a lock to go in the top five, saw his stock slip throughout his freshman season, but standing at 6-8 with a 7-1 wingspan, the upside is still there. And the Wizards have a gaping hole on the wing, so Reddish makes a lot of sense if he falls to them.
CBS Sports: Nassir Little (Forward, North Carolina), Romeo Langford (Guard, Indiana) CBS' two draft experts, Kyle Boone and Gary Parrish, offer two different visions of what the Wizards could do with their first pick. Boone has the Wizards taking the hyper-athletic Little, who like Reddish offers tons of upside but underwhelming production at the collegiate level. Parrish says the Wizards go for a Bradley Beal protege in Romeo Langford, a young bucket-getter who needs work on his outside touch.
Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman: Cam Reddish (Forward, Duke) Wasserman agrees with us the Wizards will take Reddish, but has Washington taking him with the sixth overall pick instead of the ninth. Reddish averaged 13.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Blue Devils.
Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo: Coby White (Guard, North Carolina) Like Wasserman, Woo also has the Wizards at No. 6 in his mock, but thinks they'll head to Chapel Hill instead and take the Tar Heels' star point guard. John Wall has said he's fine if Washington drafts a point guard, so don't be shocked if they take the uber-talented White.
Sporting News' Chris Stone: Nassir Little (Forward, North Carolina) Stone has the Wizards grabbing Little with the No. 9 pick in the draft. The Wizards need to get better at rebounding, and Little can grab serious boards as he proved in the NCAA Tournament, but he'll need to work on his perimeter game if he wants to thrive at the next level.
Check out our full NBA Mock Draft here.
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