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Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: SG Davon Reed, Miami

Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: SG Davon Reed, Miami

The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...

Name: Davon Reed
School: Miami
Position: Shooting guard
Age: 22
Height: 6-6
Weight: 208
2016/17 stats: 14.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.5 bpg, 43.3 FG%, 39.7 3PT% (2.4 3P/6.0 3PA), 83.3 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 53rd, NBADraft.net N/A

5 things to know:

*Reed improved as a scorer throughout his four years with the Canes. By his senior year he averaged 14.9 points. His 43.3 field goal percentage wasn't very efficient, but he shot 46.9 percent as a junior and 47 percent as a sophomore.

*He had mixed results at the NBA Combine. He measured in at 6-foot-4 1/2 without shoes, but then recorded a 7-foot wingspan. His 36-inch vertical is pretty average for a shooting guard, but he has the length NBA teams covet.

*Though Reed isn't a high-volume scorer, he does have an outside shot. He made 39.7 percent of his threes on six attempts as a senior. As a sophomore, he shot 45.7 percent on 2.7 attempts per game. NBA teams will take a close look at his mechanics, but it's possible he turns into a three-point threat at the professional level.

*Defense is a strength of Reed's. He was an All-ACC Defensive Team selection in 2017 and averaged 1.3 steals per game as a senior.

*Reed was an accomplished student at Miami. He was on the President's List for having a 4.0 GPA or better in his last semester and made the Dean's List (3.5+ GPA) three times.

Fit with Wizards: The Wizards could use a player like Reed behind Bradley Beal. Reed projects as a 3-and-D shooting guard who could contribute early in his career. The question is how high his ceiling is and how much they value potential based on athleticism. If they did pick Reed, though would pair him with his former college teammate Sheldon Mac.

RELATED: What type of career can we expect from pick No. 52?

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Bradley Beal loves Sixers' Joel Embiid's trash-talking, just don't try it on the Wizards

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Bradley Beal loves Sixers' Joel Embiid's trash-talking, just don't try it on the Wizards

There may not be another athlete, regardless of sport, that is as good at social media as Sixers center Joel Embiid. It's partly why he has become so popular among fans and media despite only having 31 NBA games under his belt.

It has apparently even earned him a nickname as the 'Social Media King.' 

Everyone seems to be laughing, expect Heat center Hassan Whiteside perhaps. Embiid and Whiteside have been in an on-court and off-court beef for a while now. Last year Embiid called Whiteside "BBQ chicken" after one matchup, suggesting he 'cooked' him. Whiteside also made headlines for suggesting Embiid's social media prowess earned him All-Star votes.


After a matchup between the two this preseason, Whiteside tweeted his team's record against Embiid's Sixers. So, Embiid fired back with a series of tweets, some of which were hilarious:

The Wizards host the Sixers for the regular season opener on Wednesday and, with Embiid's social media antics in the news, Bradley Beal was asked for his opinion after Monday's practice. He's amused.

"Jo-Jo is my boy. I like Jo-Jo. We have the same trainer and work out in the summers. That was crazy. That was really crazy. He was letting his feelings be known," Beal said. 

"But I like it, it keeps guys competitive. Same with Whiteside. I think that's what we need a little bit. I don't think there is necessarily going to be any fighting or any hands thrown or anything like that. It's a competition thing. Who is the better big and who is going to prove it?"

Beal enjoys Embiid's trash-talking from afar and considers him a friend. Just don't bring that stuff to D.C.

"When he plays us, we're going to try to shut him down as best as we can. We aren't trying to hear none of that talking and I'm gonna let him know about it, too," he said.

Markieff Morris may be out, but the Wizards have plenty of players who won't back down to trash-talking, Beal included.


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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 44 - Jodie Meeks on meshing with Wizards, John Wall's recruiting visit

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 44 - Jodie Meeks on meshing with Wizards, John Wall's recruiting visit

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman personal injury lawyers, Wizards shooting guard Jodie Meeks joined the show to talk about his first month with the Wizards.

Meeks was signed this offseason as a free agent, but already feels comfortable playing with Tim Frazier, John Wall and Bradley Beal. Speaking of Wall, Meeks recalled first meeting him and what it was like to host Wall on his recruiting visit at Kentucky.

After the Meeks interview, host Chase Hughes broke down why Carrick Felix made the final roster spot. Plus, an update on Markieff Morris and what the Wizards are planning to do with Mike Young and Devin Robinson.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!