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2018 NBA Mock Draft: 5.0

2018 NBA Mock Draft: 5.0

 

We're just a couple weeks away from the 2018 NBA Draft, which means there's now a combination of misinformation, rumors, changing opinions, and heavy debate. 

Some have to decide if the risks of past injuries are worth overlooking (Michael Porter Jr.).

Others near the top will have to figure out if Luka Doncic is making his way over here next year, or waiting, or just figure out whether it matters to them or not either way.

Plus, there's the tempting comparisons of Trae Young to Steph Curry. Could that make a team reach?

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This draft is loaded with big man prospects too, from DeAndre Ayton, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marvin Bagley, and Mohamed Bamba, along with countless others likely going in the top-14. 

This could be the draft we look back on as the one that brought back the big man to the NBA.

Of course, these are very different players from what we had when giants like Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, and Hakeem Olajuwon dominated the paint.

A few names jumped into the first round since the last mock draft, which is something we always see after the combine and into the endless workouts and interviews leading up to the final night. 

As for the Wizards, we know they need an athletic big man, but that's not their only need. With the way things may work out before No. 15, they may have to consider a Plan B.

Ernie Grunfeld will just have to decide what their biggest need is when they're on the clock. 

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WATCH: Davis Bertans makes six straight threes vs Sixers

WATCH: Davis Bertans makes six straight threes vs Sixers

In a season with plenty of lows and only a few highs, Davis Bertans has been a very pleasant surprise for the Wizards this season. 

Thursday night against the Sixers, Bertans got insanely hot from three-point land in the first half. He hit six straight from three and the led a 29-11 run by the Wizards that gave them a 10-point lead over one of the best teams in the East. 

He scored 22 points in just 17 minutes of play and was single-handily roasting a top-three defense in the NBA. 

The Wizards acquired him from the Spurs using a trade exception, meaning all they gave the Spurs in return for his services was salary cap relief. 

Watching the game after undergoing finger surgery, Jordan McRae was loving the show Bertans was putting on against Philly. 

Roughly 20 games in, he's proved to be the Wizards' second-best player behind Bradley Beal.

He's unfortunately a free agent after this season, so if the Wizards want to retain his sharp-shooting prowess they'll have to pay a decent sum with a relatively weak free-agent class. 

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John Wall is dunking during pregame warm-ups again

John Wall is dunking during pregame warm-ups again

John Wall isn't expected to return to the court for the Wizards this season, but his recovery from Achilles surgery seems to be going well. 

Before Washington played to host to the Sixers Thursday night, Wall was dunking in his pre-game workout doing his patented left-handed slam. 

With Wall out for the year, the Wizards have taken the opportunity to develop their youth in Rui Hachimura, Troy Brown and Moe Wagner in high-pressure situations. 

The last time Wall played for the Wizards it was with a stale roster that needed re-shuffling. When he comes back, presumably at the start of next season, he'll have an exciting new group to dish assists to every night. 

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