Wizards Insider: draft


Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Last June, the NBA had a cold draft

Otto Porter Jr. and other members of the 2013 draft have sputtered early in their careers

By Michael Lee  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 NBA draft, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

NBA teams tanking: No way to prove it, and no guarantee it will work

Some believe that teams with less can gain more in the NBA draft by tanking, but others scoff at the notion.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, NBA draft

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Wizards' Otto Porter Jr.: "We're going to do damage next year"

Third overall pick Otto Porter Jr. of Goergetown talks about why he thinks the Wizards draft him, how he'll fit in, and his belief that that Washington will be a playoff team next season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:21 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Sources: Wizards trade for Glen Rice Jr.

The Wizards traded picks Nos. 38 and 54 to Philadelphia for the draft rights to Glen Rice Jr.

By Michael Lee  |  12:09 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 06/27/2013

In NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr. goes to Washington Wizards

Georgetown forward seen as obvious fit for Wizards.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  07:53 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Anthony Bennett is No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Versatile Canadian is surprise choice.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  07:50 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Bennett, NBA draft

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013

NBA draft: Otto Porter Jr. is big talent from small town

His family calls him "Bubba."

By Michael Lee  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Anthony Bennett hoping to make history at NBA draft

UNLV forward would like to be the highest Canadian ever drafted, even if he only holds the title for one year.

By Michael Lee  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Bennett, NBA draft

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Victor Oladipo declined Wizards NBA draft workout, hoping to soar elsewhere

The Indiana guard saw no room on the Wizards, with its already full back court. He's seeking a place to "maximize my basketball talent."

By Michael Lee  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Victor Oladipo

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 06/26/2013

NBA draft 2013 video: 'Post Sports Live' talks Wizards pick

Washington has the No. 3 pick. How will the Wizards use it?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:13 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Washington Wizards looking for best 'fit' in Thursday's NBA draft

Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld discussed his plans for Thursday's NBA draft and other important topics for his team.

By Michael Lee  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/25/2013

NBA draft 2013 video: 'Post Sports Live' talks best- and worst-case scenarios for the Washington Wizards

Who will the Wizards take with the No. 3 pick in the draft?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 06/25/2013

NBA mock draft: Michael Lee makes his predictions

Who will the Wizards take at No. 3?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:34 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Santa Clara's Kevin Foster, Loyola's Erik Etherly get a look

Wizards evaluate possible late-round or free agent selections.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:33 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Indiana's Victor Oladipo declines invitation to work out at Verizon Center

The Wizards would like to host former Indiana and DeMatha star Victor Oladipo but the Upper Marlboro native would prefer to have team visit him.

By Michael Lee  |  11:37 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Nerlens Noel not looking to be a Wizard, but 'anything can happen'

Seven-foot center from Kentucky, still recovering from an ACL injury, says he's just glad to be in the discussion at No. 1 or No. 3, where the Wizards pick.

By wpadmin  |  02:33 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. returns to his old stomping grounds

Versatile forward says he'd be a good fit within the Wizards' current nucleus.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:17 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Wizards talk with Anthony Bennett ahead of NBA draft

The versatile UNLV forward was unable to work out for the Wizards as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:52 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Bennett, NBA draft, Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Mason Plumlee takes a turn

Duke standout says he'd be comfortable as either a center or a power forward in the NBA.

By Gene Wang  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Wizards to host Nerlens Noel on Saturday

The Wizards will host Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel on Saturday at Verizon Center.

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/09/2013

Anthony Bennett to visit Wizards on Wednesday

With soft hands and an inside-outside game, UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett is could be a "high upside" pick for the Wizards at No. 3.

By Michael Lee  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Pre-draft workouts

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Mike Muscala enthusiastic about D.C.

Bucknell standout got to see the sights before working out for the Wizards.

By Gene Wang  |  12:56 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Khalif Wyatt seeks to impress

Temple product was Atlantic 10 player of the year.

By Gene Wang  |  06:26 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Forwards James Southerland, Deshaun Thomas get a look

Southerland has plenty of experience at Verizon Center, playing there often for Syracuse.

By Gene Wang  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Peyton Siva gets a long look

Washington has long been looking for a capable backup to John Wall at point guard.

By Gene Wang  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Jamelle Hagins looks to strengthen D.C. ties

Power forward starred at Delaware, has family in the area.

By Gene Wang  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Rotnei Clarke gets District vibe via Wale

The Butler point guard says he'd love to play for the Wizards, and how he got a picture with the District rapper.

By Gene Wang  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 06/01/2013

John Wall talks about the No. 3 pick

John Wall says the Wizards are in the market for a "four man that can pick and pop" with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:45 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA draft

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Wizards to begin draft workouts next week

Washington's list of players to take a closer look goes beyond the candidates to be taken at No. 3.

By Michael Lee  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, workouts

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/24/2013

UNLV's Anthony Bennett doesn't expect shoulder injury to affect draft stock

The forward from UNLV is disappointed to be injured with the NBA draft approaching, but still believes he'll help a team once he recovers.

By Michael Lee  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Wizards move up but could still miss out on Otto Porter Jr.

The Wizards made a big leap in the lottery but will still have to wait to see what Cleveland and Orlando do.

By Michael Lee  |  06:44 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal brought the luck, still waiting to be cleared to play

Wizards' sharpshooter itching to get back on court again as he recovers from injury.

By Michael Lee  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, NBA draft lottery

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Wizards make the leap to draft night relevance

The Wizards vault from eighth to third in the NBA draft lottery, now what will they do with the pick?

By Michael Lee  |  08:05 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Alex Len: 'Ten years from now, I'll be the best player out of this draft'

Despite his ankle injury, the former Terp remains confident about what he will be able to accomplish on the next level.

By Michael Lee  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Len, NBA draft

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Bradley Beal to represent Wizards at NBA draft lottery

Team hoping NBA all-rookie first-team selection brings them some good luck.

By Michael Lee  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Thomas Robinson would have an interest in playing for the Wizards

The District native and Kansas standout says it would mean a lot to him to play for his hometown team.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thomas Johnson, Wizards, NBA draft lottery

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Mock drafts all over the map for Wizards

The end of the draft lottery means the beginning of mock draft hysteria. So who might the Wizards consider with their two first-round picks (6th and 18th overall)?

By Matt Brooks  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Draft