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Video: John Wall on Beal, “We got exactly who we wanted.”

2012 NBA Draft

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: Bradley Beal (R) of the Florida Gators greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number three overall by the Washington Wizards during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Washington Wizards got their man.

After their trade last week to bring in Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor, four-fifths of the Wizards starting lineup was set. They needed a two guard.

Thursday night they drafted the best two guard on the board in Bradley Beal out of Florida. Draft picks are always a risk, but this is about as good of one as the Wizards could have gotten. They have the pieces to be a playoff team in the East next season. That is a step forward for them.

Wall and Beal could be a good backcourt there for a long time.