The 2019 NBA Draft order is now set, with the Wizards landing pick No. 9. But who will they take on June 20?
Let's take a look at what some experts believe the Wizards will do with their first round pick.
NBC Sports Washington Mock Draft 10.0: Rui Hachimura (Forward, Gonzaga) Ben Standig's post-lottery mock has the Wizards taking the Bulldogs' star big man. "The agile forward raised in Japan has an NBA-ready game, a 7-foot-2 wingspan and the ability to guard multiple positions," Standig writes.
CBS Sports' Gary Parrish: Romeo Langford (Guard, Indiana) The Wizards have a need on the wing, and Parrish sees them addressing that in his latest mock draft, but Langford's lone collegiate season raised some concerns. In particular, Langford shot just 27.2 percent from three-point range, something he'll have to improve if he wants to make it in the NBA.
CBS Sports' Kyle Boone: Bol Bol (Center, Oregon) He played just nine games during his lone season at Oregon due to a foot injury, but Bol was a force over that short spell: 21 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game. He's undoubtedly a risk with his health concerns, but there's enough upside there to warrant the Wizards taking Bol at No. 9.
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor: Sekou Doumbouya (Forward, France) If the Wizards take Doumbouya as O'Connor predicts, fans will be in uproar given the team's inconsistent past with developing prospects from overseas. Doumbouya is raw but has incredible athleticism and the ability to play both forward spots.
Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox: Jaxson Hayes (Center, Texas) Knox predicts the Wizards will go for a center at No. 9, specifically the high-flying Longhorn. Hayes earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 10 points, five rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game for Texas.
Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo: Sekou Doumbouya (Forward, France) Woo agrees with O'Connor and has the Wizards taking Doumbouya. The French teenager would be more of a long-term project than some other players in this draft class, but he's certainly got the makings of a good NBA player.
SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell: Cam Reddish (Forward, Duke) He's not the Duke freshman the Wizards would have dreamed of getting before the lottery, but Reddish would make a nice addition to a Washington roster in need of perimeter scoring. He's got a smooth shooting stroke and a 7'1" wingspan, and if his shots start to fall with some consistency, Reddish could turn out to be the steal of the draft.
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