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.
- Virginia swingman Justin Anderson and Arizona small Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are scheduled to visit Chinatown Thursday. That brings the total of likely options with the 19th pick to have workout for the team in Washington to six. Others include Notre Dame PG Jerian Grant; Utah PG Delon Wright; UNLV SG Rashad Vaughn and Arkansas PF Bobby Portis.
- 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.
- Here's the link to the latest pre-draft profile which includes links to all of CSNwashington.com's profiles and features.