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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Los Angeles Lakers including John Wall's amazing blocks

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Los Angeles Lakers including John Wall's amazing blocks

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Wizards' 111-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena on Thursday night...

1. John Wall scored 23 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists and had highlights on both end of the floor. On defense, he had two steals and three blocks including this swat of Jordan Clarkson that drew oohs and aahs from the D.C. crowd:

2. The Wizards won this one, but the Lakers had their moments, including this full-court pass that has become customary for Lonzo Ball:

Ball also had this one. Was that a no-look steal? Weird, but it worked:

3. This was the play of the night. Wall found daylight in the lane and dunked all over Brook Lopez. It was a straight-up poster dunk:

Wall saw Lopez later on and got a sick and-1:

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4. Here's some more Wall. This time he got Brandon Ingram on a fastbreak with his second block:

5. This was a quote from Wall after the game to Chris Miller in his walkoff interview with NBC Sports Washington. Wall was asked about his dunk on Lopez and gave an excellent line:

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Breaking down the Wizards' 2018 draft class

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Breaking down the Wizards' 2018 draft class

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller analyze the Wizards' two picks the night of the draft.

They went in-depth on first round pick Troy Brown, Jr. and why the Wizards took him when some big names were still on the board. They also broke down why the Wizards chose to pick a draft-and-stash guy in the second round.

You can listen to the episode right here:

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Ernie Grunfeld uses second round pick on draft-and-stash prospect Issuf Sanon

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Ernie Grunfeld uses second round pick on draft-and-stash prospect Issuf Sanon

The Washington Wizards selected international prospect Issuf Sanon with the 44th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Like Wizards first round pick Troy Brown, Sanon is just 18 years old and does not turn 19 until Oct. 30. President of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said that Sanon is a draft-and-stash prospect and will play at least the following year for Olimpija, a professional team in Slovenia.

Here’s what you need to know about Sanon:

Height: 6-4

Weight: 172

2017-18 stats: 20.5 mpg, 6.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.2 bpg, 42.9 FG%, 28.3 3PT%, 50 FT%

*Sanon is a defensive-minded combo guard that is not expected to be ready for the next few years. However, he thrived defensively, allowing just 0.471 points per isolation possession, according to the NBA. That ranks in the 92nd percentile. In the past two seasons in Ukraine’s second division, Sanon averaged 4.6 steals per game.

*While playing in the 2017 U-18 Euros for the Ukrainian National team last summer, Sanon broke out, averaging 19.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game. 

*During the middle of the 2017-18 season, Sanon changed teams. He moved from Ukraine’s Dnipro to the more competitive Olimpija in Slovenia.

*The biggest area of improvement for Sanon is developing his offensive game further. While he is just 18 and very raw, Sanon’s numbers have dipped since his move to Olimpija, especially shooting wise. Sanon’s strength comes in transition and his 6-4 frame helps him when slashing to the rim.

*Though he will not play for the Wizards anytime soon, he will come to the United States and play on the Wizards’ Summer League team.