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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Knicks

5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Knicks

Here are five must-see plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 117-101 victory over the New York Knicks at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...

Before we get to stuff from the actual game, John Wall made a difficult shot during warmups. While sitting on the floor, Wall swished a shot from outside. It did not forebode a big scoring night for Wall, who finished with 15 points. But he did have 13 assists to just two turnovers:

1. Two of Wall's points came on this play. Wall got past Brandon Jennings easily with a pretty spin move, then finished with a layup:

Wall would get Jennings later in the game again with this and-1. Jennings had no answer for Wall:

2. Wall, as mentioned above, had another good night passing the ball. But on this play it was Bradley Beal running the pick-and-roll with Marcin Gortat. Beal set up Gortat for a big slam in the first half:

3. Kelly Oubre, Jr. ended up with 14 points in 28 minutes against the Knicks and helped key a big third quarter that propelled the Wizards to their 15th straight home victory. Two of his points came on a fastbreak sequence where he split two defenders and finished at the rim:

4. Now, for some more dunks. Here is Beal all alone on the fastbreak, stuffing it with two hands:

5. And here is Oubre going hard in the paint for a one-handed slam:

The Wizards picked up another win to move to 28-20 on the season. The Knicks, meanwhile, continued their recent slide. They fell to 21-29 on the year as trade rumors involving Carmelo Anthony continue to dominate the headlines.

Speaking of Melo, we had some fun at his expense on the @CSNWizards Twitter account:

That's just good meme'ry. Or, is it meme-age?

Whatever. Here's one more that doesn't feature Melo.

The Wizards finished the month of January undefeated at home, as did the Capitals. No home team has lost at the Verizon Center in the year 2017. That is quite amazing.

[RELATED: Wizards optimistic about Mahinmi's timeline to return]

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Breaking down the Wizards' 2018 draft class

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Breaking down the Wizards' 2018 draft class

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller analyze the Wizards' two picks the night of the draft.

They went in-depth on first round pick Troy Brown, Jr. and why the Wizards took him when some big names were still on the board. They also broke down why the Wizards chose to pick a draft-and-stash guy in the second round.

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!

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Ernie Grunfeld uses second round pick on draft-and-stash prospect Issuf Sanon

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Ernie Grunfeld uses second round pick on draft-and-stash prospect Issuf Sanon

The Washington Wizards selected international prospect Issuf Sanon with the 44th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Like Wizards first round pick Troy Brown, Sanon is just 18 years old and does not turn 19 until Oct. 30. President of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said that Sanon is a draft-and-stash prospect and will play at least the following year for Olimpija, a professional team in Slovenia.

Here’s what you need to know about Sanon:

Height: 6-4

Weight: 172

2017-18 stats: 20.5 mpg, 6.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.2 bpg, 42.9 FG%, 28.3 3PT%, 50 FT%

*Sanon is a defensive-minded combo guard that is not expected to be ready for the next few years. However, he thrived defensively, allowing just 0.471 points per isolation possession, according to the NBA. That ranks in the 92nd percentile. In the past two seasons in Ukraine’s second division, Sanon averaged 4.6 steals per game.

*While playing in the 2017 U-18 Euros for the Ukrainian National team last summer, Sanon broke out, averaging 19.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game. 

*During the middle of the 2017-18 season, Sanon changed teams. He moved from Ukraine’s Dnipro to the more competitive Olimpija in Slovenia.

*The biggest area of improvement for Sanon is developing his offensive game further. While he is just 18 and very raw, Sanon’s numbers have dipped since his move to Olimpija, especially shooting wise. Sanon’s strength comes in transition and his 6-4 frame helps him when slashing to the rim.

*Though he will not play for the Wizards anytime soon, he will come to the United States and play on the Wizards’ Summer League team.