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NBA Draft profile: Kelly Oubre Jr.

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NBA Draft profile: Kelly Oubre Jr.

CSNwashington.com's coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft will include profiles of prospects as well as their potential fit on the Wizards. Washington currently owns the 19th and 49th selections.

Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Kansas

6'7" | 203 lbs. | 19 years old

2014-15 stats:

9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 35.8 3-point %, 21.0 minutes

Projection:

10-20

Competition:

Stanley Johnson (Arizona), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)

They said it:

"Kelly Oubre came into this season with high expectations, a top-10 recruit having to replace #1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins at small forward for Kansas. He got off to a fairly rocky start, playing only 8 minutes per game in his first seven contests, becoming somewhat of a whipping boy for Bill Self due to his uneven efforts defensively and struggles finding himself in the Jayhawks' half-court offense early on. ... The intrigue around Oubre starts with his prototypical tools for a NBA wing player, standing 6-7 in shoes, an ideal basketball frame, and a wingspan measured between 7-1 and 7-2. Although not a freakish athlete, he is nevertheless an extremely smooth and fluid player." - DraftExpress.com

CSNwashington 5.0 mock draft selection:

17 - Milwaukee. 

Fit for the Wizards

Taking Oubre with the 19th overall selection would primarily fall under the "best player available" heading, though the Wizards could have depth issues on the wing if Paul Pierce moves on. The physical gifts are apparent and the talent popped at times during his lone season at Kansas, a successful program that is more about playing to "team" than an individual's talent. Oubre's outside shot works, though he's not big enough for stretch-4 work. Considered a top 10 pick throughout his freshman season, Oubre might be considered something of a steal at 19. He's also not an ideal fit in terms of skill set and readiness at this point. Odds are Oubre's name gets called before Washington picks, but those odds are not as strong as they were even a few weeks back. If their veteran forward from Kansas leaves, perhaps grabbing a young ex-Jayhawk becomes the way to go for the Wizards.

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A timeline of Tommy Sheppard's moves as interim Wizards GM

A timeline of Tommy Sheppard's moves as interim Wizards GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM after he served in the role on an interim basis since April 2. 

Let's take a look back at the moves which earned Sheppard the long-term GM job:

April 2: The Wizards fire GM Ernie Grunfeld. Tommy Sheppard takes over the role on an interim basis. 

June 20: The Wizards select Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Later in the evening, Washington acquires Jonathan Simmons and the draft rights to Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield from the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons was placed on waivers on July 7.

July 5: The Wizards acquire Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Jemerrio Jones, and a 2022 second-round draft pick as part of the deal which sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers. 

July 6: The Wizards trade Dwight Howard to the Grizzlies in exchange for C.J. Miles and acquire Davis Bertans from the Spurs in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and San Antonio, sending the draft rights of Aaron White to the Nets. 

July 7: The Wizards re-sign center Thomas Bryant on a three-year deal and trade guard Tomas Satoransky to the Bulls for a 2020 second-round pick.

July 9: The Wizards sign guard Ish Smith to a two-year deal.

July 10: The Wizards sign guard Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal. 

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Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has confirmed. 

Sheppard had been serving as Washington's interim GM since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld on April 2. He oversaw the Wizards' 2019 NBA Draft selections of Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield, as well as their offseason transactions this summer. 

According to Hughes, the Wizards will announce the decision next week, with more changes to follow. 

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