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NBA Mock Draft 6.0: Should Wizards wing it?

The NBA Finals are over, meaning the 2015 Draft is officially the next big thing on the league calendar. The latest CSNwashington.com mock draft - 6.0 on your scorecard - includes plenty of changes, starting with the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings. As for the Wizards, some thoughts approximately one week out from the June 25 Draft. 

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  • Bringing a player in for a workout doesn't automatically indicate a player is high on the Wizards' wish list. It's also possible they might love someone that doesn't visit. Teams scout players throughout the year and had the opportunity to interview prospects at last month's NBA combine. Based on team needs and projected draft boards, names to keep an eye for any future workouts include Georgia State wing guard R.J. Hunter; power forwards Trey Lyles (Kentucky) and Montrezl Harrell (Louisville; stretch-4 candidate Kevon Looney (UCLA).

  • Speaking of stretch-4's, for all the talk about the Wizards needing a young one, it's hard not to ponder them taking a wing in round one after watching the NBA Playoffs. Golden State, led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, had one perimeter player after another produce in the Finals. At times, Cleveland matched by going with their own version of extreme small ball. John Wall and Bradley Beal make for a great start, though Wall still struggles with deep shots. Otto Porter's game took another step during the postseason. Paul Pierce would provide another scoring threat, though 2015-16 is likely his last season even if he returns to Washington. As for the candidates, Hunter is a deep shooter who can create his offense. Though only 18, Vaughn's scoring skills already standout. Anderson's length and perimeter touch make him a potential 3-and-D option from the start. Though more of a lead, the 6-foot-5 Grant has the size to play either spot.

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  • Here's the link to the latest pre-draft profile which includes links to all of CSNwashington.com's profiles and features. 

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How to watch the NBA Awards, where Bradley Beal is nominated for Community Assist

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How to watch the NBA Awards, where Bradley Beal is nominated for Community Assist

Despite the NBA world examining next season’s rookies and their potential in the days following the 2019 NBA Draft, we won’t know until Monday night who the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year is. 

Finally, the NBA Awards are here, and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is among this year’s nominees. Beal is one of 10 nominees for the 2018-19 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, which celebrates players who have had an exceptional positive impact off the court. 

Working with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, Beal’s off-the-court work included mentoring boys and young men specifically from D.C.’s Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. He made at least two visits to the all-male school this year, as NBA Cares explained:

Most notably, Bradley shadowed the principal for a day, participating in activities with his mentees, and gifted students with game tickets, basketball uniforms, toiletries and food for school’s pantry. Bradley later hosted the students to a private, advanced screening of CREED II, and led his mentees on a guided tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Joining Beal in the category are the following nominees: LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Pascal Siakam, Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, Mike Conley, Tobias Harris, Khris Middleton and Dwight Powell. The winner of the award will receive a $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice from the NBA and Kaiser Permanente.

Here’s everything you need to know about the NBA Awards, including how to watch. 

2019 NBA Awards

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Where: Barker Hangar in Los Angeles
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

List of Top Awards and Nominees

NBA MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden, Houston Rockets

Past NBA MVP Winners

2018: James Harden, Houston Rockets
2017: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
2016: Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
2015: Steph Curry Golden State Warriors
2014: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Rookie of the Year 

Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
Luka, Dallas Maverickssssss
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

Past NBA Rookie of the Year Winners

2018: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
2017: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
2016: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
2015: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves
2014: Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Defensive Player of the Year 

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Past NBA Defensive Player of the Year Winners

2018: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
2017: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors 
2016: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
2015: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
2014: Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

NBA Sixth Man Award 

Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Clippers
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers
Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Most Improved Player

De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

NBA Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets
Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers

Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Jared Dudley, Brooklyn Nets
Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
Kyle Korver, Utah Jazz
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
JJ Redick, Philadelphia 76ers
Garrett Temple, LA Clippers
Thaddeus Young, Indiana Pacers

NBA Sportsmanship Award

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Al Horford, Boston Celtics
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets

Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry Bird
Magic Johnson

Sager Strong Award

Robin Roberts

NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
Dwight Powell, Dallas Mavericks
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

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USA Women's World Cup: USA vs. Spain, how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

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USA Women's World Cup: USA vs. Spain, how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

The prohibitive favorites coming into the tournament, Team USA has gotten off to a perfect start. Shattering records en route to an 18-0 goal differential in group play, their biggest test thus far has been Sweden, whom they dismantled with ease 2-0.  Now things get serious. 

On June 24 they'll take on Spain in their first game of the single-elimination knockout round. If they win, they'll take on France in the round of eight, who defeated Brazil in extra time. Spain finished Group B in second place (1-1-1, 4pts), while USA finished Group H in first place (3-0-0, 9pts).

Team USA is attempting to become the first team since Germany in 2007 to repeat as World Cup champions. 

HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. SPAIN

Who: Team USA vs. Spain
What: Game 4 Women's World Cup
When: Monday, June 24
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Where: Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
TV Channel: FS1, NBCSN
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV.

FUN FACTS:

  • Spain and the U.S. have never faced off in a World Cup match. The last time they played each other was an international friendly on Jan 22, 2019, where USA won 1-0. 
  • In their 13-0 rout over Thailand, USA set the record for most goals in a game and Alex Morgan tied the record for most goals in a game (5) 

 

WHAT'S THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT LOOK LIKE?

Sweden vs. Canada: 3:00 p.m. ET, 6/24, FOXS1

Italy vs. China PR: 12:00 p.m. ET, 6/25, FOXS1

Japan vs. Netherlands: 3:00 p.m. ET, 6/25, FOXS1

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