Washington Wizards/Bullets Top 10 All-time Draft Picks
Draft Pick: No. 7, 1999 Draft
Position: Shooting guard/Small forward
Stats with team: 15.6 ppg, 43.3% FG, 31.7% 3PT
Bio: Richard Hamilton had a successful, young career with the Wizards.
After being drafted seventh overall, Hamilton had his best season playing alongside the great Michael Jordan where he averaged 20 points per game.
Hamilton was eventually traded to the Pistons in 2002 for Jerry Stackhouse, which benefited him greatly as he would go on to win an NBA title in 2004 and became a 3-time NBA All-star.
Draft Pick: No. 5, 1994 Draft
Position: Small forward/Power forward
Stats with team: 18.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 47.8% FG
Bio: Right when he was drafted, Howard made an impact on the team.
In his rookie season, Howard averaged 17 ppg and made NBA All-rookie second team. The following year, he was an NBA All-star averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds.
Howard spent six-and-a-half seasons with the Bullets/Wizards until he was traded in 2001 in a deal that brought Christian Laettner to D.C.
Draft Pick: No. 10, 1983 Draft
Position: Shooting guard
Stats with team: 20.2 ppg, 2.8 apg, 47.7% FG
Bio: Like Howard, Malone helped the Bullets as soon as he stepped on the court.
As a rookie, Malone averaged 12 points per game and made the NBA All-rookie first team. He only improved from there where he would become a two-time NBA All-star and averaged a career-high 24.3 points per game in 1990.
Malone spent seven seasons with the Bullets until he was traded to the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade where the Bullets received Pervis Ellison.
Draft Pick: No. 3, 2012 Draft
Position: Shooting guard
Stats with team: 17.7 ppg, 44.1% FG, 39.9% 3PT
Bio: Bradley Beal has truly completed the Wizards backcourt, serving as a perfect compliment to John Wall.
Beal is a true shooter and is coming off of his best season yet, averaging 23 ppg.
If Beal can continue to stay healthy, he and Wall can be the cornerstone of the franchise for the forseeable future.
Draft Pick: No. 4, 1977 Draft
Position: Small forward
Stats with team: 13.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 47.4% FG
Bio: Ballard, one of the 1987 championship members, played eight total seasons with Bullets and has made appearances in the franchise record books.
Before John Wall, Ballard was the franchise all-time steals leader, and is currently third in games played and fifth in total rebounds. He only missed 13 games in his eight seasons.
Ballard was a guy who could simply do a little bit of everything for the Bullets.
Draft Pick: No. 4, 1971 Draft
Position: Shooting guard
Stats with team: 17.9 ppg, 3.1 apg, 44.6% FG
Bio: Now we are getting into some of the Baltimore Bullets, and Chenier was one of them.
Chenier was a three-time NBA All-star and was one of the top shooting guards in the NBA before suffering a back injury.
Chenier now is a Wizards TV analyst for CSN.
Draft Pick: No. 10, 1963 Draft
Position: Power forward/Small forward
Stats with team: 17.5 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 44.1% FG
Bio: Prior to the draft, the Chicago Zephyrs relocated to Baltimore and the new team selected Gus Johnson as the franchise's first pick.
Johnson was immediately put into the starting lineup as a rookie and was more than efficient.
He averaged 17.3 points per game and 13.6 rebounds per game, dominating the opponents.
Johnson's size, strength, athleticism, and speed made him difficult to guard and his numerous accolades tell just how dominant he was:
-Five-time NBA All-star
-Four-time All-NBA second team
-Two-time NBA All-defensive first team
-NBA All-rookie first team
Draft Pick: No. 1, 2010 Draft
Position: Point guard
Stats with team: 18.8 ppg, 9.2 apg, 43.3% FG
Bio: Ever since John Wall has come to the Wizards, he has helped turn a losing culture around.
Wall has quickly taken the NBA by storm, becoming an All-star in four straight seasons and recently was selected to the All-NBA third team.
With the Wizards, Wall has cemented himself in the record books, becoming the franchise leader in steals and assists.
Oh, and he is only 26 years old.
Draft Pick: No. 2, 1967 Draft
Position: Shooting guard/Point guard
Stats with team: 23.7 ppg, 4.6 apg, 44.5% FG
Bio: Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is an NBA Hall of Famer and one of the greatest Bullets of all time.
Monroe earned his nickname for having a very flashy style of play where he quickly became one of the NBA's best.
As a rookie, Monroe averaged an astounding 24.3 points per game and was declared Rookie of the Year.
Monroe spent a little more than four seasons with the Bullets until he requested a trade and was sent to the New York Knicks.
The four-time NBA All-star would go on to win an NBA Championship with the Knicks.
Monroe and the next player on this list created a formidable duo the Bullets/Wizards have yet to ever see again.
Draft Pick: No. 2, 1968 Draft
Stats with team: 10.8 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 50.9 % FG
Bio: The only center to be on this list, Wes Unseld is the greatest Bullets/Wizards player of all time.
As a rookie, Unseld averaged 13.8 points per game and 18.2 rebounds per game, leading him to be named the Rookie of the Year and MVP of the league (only other player to do so: Wilt Chamberlain).
Unseld was arguably the greatest defensive player during his era, and was a rebounding machine.
It comes to no surprise then that Unseld is the franchise leader in rebounds but also games played, minutes and personal fouls.
Unseld helped lead the Bullets to four NBA finals and eventually helped the team win the only championship in 1978 where he was named Finals MVP.
He averaged a double-double in his first five seasons in the NBA and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Unseld was a five-time NBA All-star, All-NBA first team, and NBA rebounding leader.
Like Earl Monroe, Unseld was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1988.