Wizards will have Plenty of Options at #3
Charlotte will have first dibs on the best player not named Anthony Davis in this draft, leaving Washington to pick from what remains. Certainly, other players — Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, North Carolina sophomore swingman Harrison Barnes and even Connecticut big man Andre Drummond — are expected to be under serious consideration for the Wizards; they are in dire need of a talent upgrade after finishing with the league’s second-worst record and out of the postseason for the fourth consecutive year.
But the Wizards also need considerable help on the perimeter, as they ranked 28th in three-point shooting last season. And Kidd-Gilchrist or Beal could fill a glaring hole as the team continues its efforts to add the right pieces around former No. 1 overall pick John Wall.
No matter where he lands, Kidd-Gilchrist said he knows that he won’t find the same level of success that he had in his one season at Kentucky, where he and Davis led the Wildcats to the national championship. He admitted that he’s not equipped to handle losing but would have to adjust.