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John Wall hides autographed pair of new shoes -- now go find 'em

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John Wall hides autographed pair of new shoes -- now go find 'em

BY PETER HAILEY

John Wall has a "very, very special surprise" for his fans, and if you like the Wizards point guard, sweet basketball shoes, or movies like National Treasure, you'll be into it.

Wall took over Adidas Basketball's Periscope account for a few hours on Tuesday, and while in charge, he sent out this video, which was taken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:

The video may have only been 54 seconds long, but a lot happened in it. First, there's Wall, saying that he's going to give us "the very first exclusive look" of his JWall 2's, the second edition of his signature shoe. Next, the All-Star pans to his left hand, where he's holding a pristine white sneaker, and gives a couple of prolonged "Oooh's" as he presents the shoe to the world's eye for the first time.

Wall then says the JWall 2's don't officially drop until the fall, but this is where the surprise comes in.

"I'm gonna sign and hide this pair somewhere," he says. "I'll let you know on Twitter where I drop 'em at. Peace out, now ya'll go find it."

About two hours later, Wall tweeted the first clue from his personal account:

The picture gives us a clear look at Wall's new kicks (the video was a bit pixelated) and also provides fans a major clue as to where they are. What flag is that in the middle of the shot? What clock tower is that in the left side of the frame? And is that the Capitol in the far distance? These are all questions that experienced scavenger hunters are asking themselves right now.

Wizards fans: Break out your maps, dust off your compass, and go buy some invisible ink reading glasses. Let the hunt begin.

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NBA Draft 2018: Mavs trade up to select Luka Doncic, send Trae Young to Hawks

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NBA Draft 2018: Mavs trade up to select Luka Doncic, send Trae Young to Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks traded up two spots to select Luka Doncic with the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Mavericks swapped its first round pick, No. 5 overall, with the Atlanta Hawks, who then took Oklahoma star Trae Young.

The Hawks had been interested in trading back to select Young all week.  

Along with the No. 5 overall pick, Dallas will send a 2019 protected first round pick, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. No players are involved in the trade.

Doncic, the 19-year-old guard, dominated in Europe this past season. He was named EuroLeague MVP, finishing the year averaging 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists over 25 minutes per game.

Young broke out in his freshman season at Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to a March Madness berth. He scored 27.4 points and picked up 8.7 assists per game, leading the country in both categories. Young will likely become the replacement to Dennis Schroder, who is expected to be traded by the Hawks.  

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2018 NBA Draft: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

2018 NBA Draft: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday night as the newest wave of potential superstars like DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Mo Bamba and Luka Doncic enter the league.

Here is everything you need to know for the big night...

2018 NBA DRAFT HOW TO WATCH

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
TV: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Radio: ESPN

Wizards draft picks: 15th overall in the first round, 44th overall in the second round

2018 NBA Draft Order

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks
20. Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls
23. Indiana Pacers
24.Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Brooklyn Nets
30. Atlanta Hawks

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2018 NBA Draft Top Prospects

1. DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona
2. Marvin Bagley III, Duke
3. Luka Doncic, Slovenia
4. Jaren Jackson, Jr., Michigan State
5. Mo Bamba, Texas
6. Michael Porter, Jr., Missouri
7. Wendell Carter, Duke
8. Trae Young, Oklahoma
9. Collin Sexton, Alabama
10. Kevin Knox, Kentucky

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Three Things to Watch For

1. Will Kawhi Leonard get traded?

Last year's draft featured some big trades including Jimmy Butler going to the Timberwolves. This year, there seems to be at least a decent chance it happens with Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs. He wants a trade and they have been meeting with him in recent days, perhaps for a last-ditch pitch to remain with the team. If he gets dealt on draft night, it wouldn't be a huge surprise.

2. Who will the Kings pick?

A consensus has built for Ayton to go No. 1 to the Suns. After that, it's a major crapshoot and whomever the Kings select will produce a domino effect from there on down. Will they take Bagley, the safe pick, or go a riskier route with Doncic or maybe even Porter, Jr.? The best bet at this point appears to be Bagley, but nobody truly knows.

3. Where will Trae Young and Michael Porter, Jr. go?

The two most interesting prospects in this draft are Young and Porter, Jr. Young was a sensation in college basketball, but is undersized and appears to be boom-or-bust. He could flame out quickly at the next level or be some iteration of the next Stephen Curry. Porter, Jr. played only three games in college due to a back injury and now has hip issues as well. His talent is undeniable, but his injury history represents a significant risk.

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Wizards Draft Prospect Profiles

-- Keita Bates Diop, SG/SF, Ohio State 
-- Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State (VIDEO)
-- Troy Brown, SG/SF, Oregon
-- Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova 
-- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, Kentucky (VIDEO)
-- Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA (VIDEO)
-- Kevin Huerter, SG/SF, Maryland (VIDEO)
-- Chandler Hutchinson, SG/SF, Boise State 
-- Kevin Knox, PF, Kentucky (VIDEO)
-- Jerome Robinson, SG, Boston College (VIDEO)
-- Mitchell Robinson, C, Western Kentucky (VIDEO)
-- Landry Shamet, PG/SG, Wichita State (VIDEO)
-- Anfernee Simons, PG/SG, IGM Academy (Fl.) (VIDEO)
-- Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech (VIDEO)
-- Khyri Thomas, SG, Creighton (VIDEO)
-- Gary Trent Jr., SG/SF, Duke (VIDEO)
-- Moritz Wagner, PF/C, Michigan (VIDEO)
-- Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami (VIDEO)
-- Robert Williams, PF/C, Texas A&M (VIDEO)

NBA Draft Prospect Player Comparisons

-- Miles Bridges, Draymond Green?
-- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dejounte Murray?
-- Zhaire Smith, J.R. Smith or Gerald Green?
-- Robert Williams, Kenyon Martin?

For more on the NBA Draft, check out our preview special episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast: