The next Wizards' GM isn't the only decision this offseason that's full of uncertainty. Washington currently holds the ninth pick in this years' draft and many are wondering just who'll wind up in Capital One Arena next season. NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller ranks the five prospects he believes could be available for the Wizards in the first round.
5. Nassir Little, PG, University of North Carolina
Weight: 225 lbs
Hometown: Orange Park, FL
The Skinny: Little's free throw percentage of 77.8 gives some organizations optimism about his ability to become a better mid-range and outside shooter.
Chris' take: He didn't live up to his high school hype once he arrived at UNC, but played a very solid game. Look for him to activate his athleticism once he touches the NBA floor. Also, keep an eye out for his jump shot as it's been the point of emphasis throughout his offseason workouts. Little shot 47.8 percent from the field last season, and 26.9 percent from behind the arc.
4. Sekou Doumbouya, F, Limoges CSP (France)
Weight: 230 lbs
Hometown: Conakry, Guinea
The Skinny: Doumbouya turns 19 on December 23rd, which would make him the youngest player to play in the NBA since the NBA’s draft age limit was introduced in 2005, breaking Giannis Antetokounmpo’s record in 2013.
Chris' take: Typically not a believer in the YouTube highlight clips of overseas guys, Chris found it eye-opening to see him drill 15-straight NBA three-pointers during a workout. He's only 18-years old, so he'll probably have another growth spurt, but the question looms: is he a "wait and see" project, or can he contribute right away?
3. Keldon Johnson, F, University of Kentucky
Weight: 215 lbs
Hometown: South Hill, VA
The Skinny: Johnson shot an impressive 38 percent from three and displayed supreme athleticism for the position. He has great physical tools.
Chris' take: He looks ready to play right away and could definitely steal some minutes from Scott Brooks. He's got "that dog" mentality, and it was on full display during the end of the season and into the NCAA tournament. If he's available at No. 9, he's the pick.
2. De'Andre Hunter, F, University of Virginia
Weight: 225 lbs
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
The Skinny: Standing 6-7 with a wingspan of at least 7-1, Hunter was widely renowned as the best man-defender in college basketball. He's a prototypical NBA three-and-D wing prospect.
Chris' take: His best basketball happened in the second half of the National Championship game against Texas Tech. He's an extremely skilled player that's solid on both ends of the floor. His time with coach Tony Bennett at Virginia has him ready to transition defensively in the NBA, and he has some room to grow in terms of potential.
1. Cameron Reddish, G, Duke University
Weight: 210 lbs
Hometown: Norristown, PA
The Skinny: He averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game as a freshman for the Blue Devils. He was the third option on a team that featured two projected top-five picks in Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett.
Chris' take: Reddish has the best offensive skill set of anybody in the draft this year. He's currently recovering from soft-tissue surgery, but if healthy, he has all-star potential. He can't be a "sometime" player: one who plays once every five days. He's going to have to play every night and if he does, his ceiling is substantial.
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