CSNwashington.com's coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft will include profiles of prospects as well as their potential fit on the Wizards. Washington currently owns the 19th and 49th selections.
Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas
6'7" | 203 lbs. | 19 years old
9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 35.8 3-point %, 21.0 minutes
Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)
They said it:
"Kelly Oubre came into this season with high expectations, a top-10 recruit having to replace #1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins at small forward for Kansas. He got off to a fairly rocky start, playing only 8 minutes per game in his first seven contests, becoming somewhat of a whipping boy for Bill Self due to his uneven efforts defensively and struggles finding himself in the Jayhawks' half-court offense early on. ... The intrigue around Oubre starts with his prototypical tools for a NBA wing player, standing 6-7 in shoes, an ideal basketball frame, and a wingspan measured between 7-1 and 7-2. Although not a freakish athlete, he is nevertheless an extremely smooth and fluid player." - DraftExpress.com
17 - Milwaukee.
Fit for the Wizards:
Taking Oubre with the 19th overall selection would primarily fall under the "best player available" heading, though the Wizards could have depth issues on the wing if Paul Pierce moves on. The physical gifts are apparent and the talent popped at times during his lone season at Kansas, a successful program that is more about playing to "team" than an individual's talent. Oubre's outside shot works, though he's not big enough for stretch-4 work. Considered a top 10 pick throughout his freshman season, Oubre might be considered something of a steal at 19. He's also not an ideal fit in terms of skill set and readiness at this point. Odds are Oubre's name gets called before Washington picks, but those odds are not as strong as they were even a few weeks back. If their veteran forward from Kansas leaves, perhaps grabbing a young ex-Jayhawk becomes the way to go for the Wizards.
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