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2019 NBA Draft Simulation: How Duke's Cam Reddish could fall to the Wizards

2019 NBA Draft Simulation: How Duke's Cam Reddish could fall to the Wizards

The June 20 NBA Draft is becoming ever so close, and we've reached our third and final simulation of Wizards draft night.

So far in the first two, Washington has taken Jaxson Hayes and then Jarrett Culver, who shockingly fell to No. 9 last week.

As for this week, here's how the first eight draft selections went:

1. New Orleans - Zion Williamson, PF, Duke 
2. Memphis - Ja Morant, PG, Murray State 
3. New York - RJ Barrett, SG, Duke 
4. New Orleans - De'Andre Hunter, SF, Virginia 
5. Cleveland - Jarrett Culver, SG, Texas Tech 
6. Phoenix - Coby White, SG, UNC 
7. Chicago - Darius Garland, PG, Vanderbilt 
8. Atlanta - Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas

The big name still available here is Cam Reddish, and you take him if he's there.

Coming into this past season at Duke, Reddish was another incredibly hyped prospect, but was mainly underwhelming in his only year with the Blue Devils. 

Pre-draft workouts are where players of Reddish's skillset tend to thrive and he's given the league a chance to see what he's capable of, garnering plenty of Paul George comparisons.

Reddish's 6-8 frame and a multitude of skills on the offensive side would be an instant shot of adrenaline to the Wizards' lineup this fall.

If he's on the board at nine, the organization and fanbase both should be more than happy to hear his name called by commissioner Adam Silver.

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Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.

In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.

Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor. 

He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team. 

The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action. 

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Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again. 

Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics. 

This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks. 

Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.

She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal. 

Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen. 

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