Wizards

Quick Links

Wizards Insider J. Michael reveals his official All-NBA ballot

Wizards Insider J. Michael reveals his official All-NBA ballot

Now that the league has released the three All-NBA teams, here's my official ballot for the 2016-17 season in which John Wall made it for the first time. There were no major surprises after a tight-knit group of 100 voters who cover the league made their choices.

There are always arguments to be made for why one player should've made second team instead of third over another, and in hindsight I thought most about omitting Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

It's difficult to argue against any of the 15 players who made the cut, but keep in mind the postseason has nothing to do with these selections. These votes were submitted in the final week of the regular season:

First team

F Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)   
F LeBron James (Cavs)   
C Anthony Davis (Pelicans)   
G James Harden (Rockets)   
G Russell Westbrook (Thunder)   

Second team

F Draymond Green (Warriors)   
F Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)   
C Hassan Whiteside (Heat)   
G DeMar DeRozan (Raptors)   
G John Wall (Wizards)   

Third team

F Paul George (Pacers)   
F Paul Millsap (Hawks)   
C Rudy Gobert (Jazz)   
G Stephen Curry (Warriors)   
G Isaiah Thomas (Celtics)   

For more on Wall's All-NBA selection:

Wall's All-NBA nod puts him among best in franchise history

All-NBA great for Wall, his future in D.C., but he wants more

Wall's stellar year earns him All-NBA honors

Quick Links

Wizards Tipoff podcast: Early favorites for Wizards' 1st round pick; Mark Turgeon joins the show

usatsi_9932611.jpg
USA Today Sports Images

Wizards Tipoff podcast: Early favorites for Wizards' 1st round pick; Mark Turgeon joins the show

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chris Miller caught up with Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon at the NBA Combine.

Turgeon talked about his three draft-eligible players and what this time is like advising them. Chris and Chase Hughes also gave their early favorites for the Wizards' first round pick and their biggest takeaways from the NBA Combine measurements.

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!

Quick Links

Wizards' first pre-draft workout to feature Kentucky's Diallo, UMBC's upset hero

usatsi_10718260.jpg
USA TODAY Sports

Wizards' first pre-draft workout to feature Kentucky's Diallo, UMBC's upset hero

The Washington Wizards will hold their first pre-draft workout on Tuesday at Capital One Arena and the group of six players features some familiar names. 

Included in the mix is guard Jairus Lyles, who starred for the Unversity of Maryland-Baltimore County and helped lead them as a 16-seed over top-ranked Virginia in the NCAA Tournament. It was the first 16-over-a-1 upset in the tournament's history.

Here are the six players with some notes on each one...

Chris Chiozza, guard, Florida (6-0, 175)

Chiozza played four years at Florida and finished as the school's all-time assists leader. He averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game as a senior.

Potential fit with Wizards: undrafted free agent, G-League prospect

Hamidou Diallo, guard, Kentucky (6-5, 198)

Diallo redshirted in 2016-17 and played one season for the Wildcats. He averaged 10.0 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Diallo measured 6-foot-6 with shoes at the combine and boasts a 7-foot wingspan.

Potential fit with Wizards: second round pick, backup shooting guard

Tiwian Kendley, guard, Morgan State (6-5, 190)

Kendly was a big-time scorer at Morgan St., averaging 21.0 points as a redshirt junior and 26.1 points as a senior. He took a lot of shots, however, averaging 18.2 field goal attempts on 45.3 percent from the field this past season. Kendley starred at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland before joining the college ranks, first at Lamar Community College.

Potential fit with Wizards: undrafted free agent, G-League prospect

Jairus Lyles, guard, UMBC (6-2, 175)

Lyles was the leading scorer for the Retrievers this past season as they became the biggest underdog Cinderella in NCAA history, defeating the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 20.2 points and shot 39.0 percent from three on 6.1 attempts. Lyles began his college career at VCU and played high school ball at nearby DeMatha.

Potential fit with Wizards: undrafted free agent, G-League prospect

Doral Moore, center, Wake Forest (7-1, 280)

A three-year player at Wake Forest, Moore had a breakout season as a junior with averages of 11.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. Moore played with Sixers star Ben Simmons in high school.

Potential fit with Wizards: undrafted free agent, G-League prospect

Ray Spalding, forward, Louisville (6-10, 215)

Spalding played three years at Louisville and averaged 12.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 steals per game as a junior. He posted a 7-5 wingspan at the NBA Combine. Spalding played with Jazz star Donovan Mitchell in college. 

Potential fit with Wizards: undrafted free agent, G-League prospect

NBC Sports Washington is on Apple News. Favorite us!