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Wizards interview Nix of G-League Ignite

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The Wizards may not be in range to select one of the top players from G-League Ignite, but they are interested in some of their teammates. We learned on Thursday they have interviewed big man Isaiah Todd, with whom they also have a workout scheduled. And on Friday, guard Daishen Nix revealed to NBC Sports Washington he has also spoken to the Wizards in the pre-draft process.

Nix, 19, measured in at this week's NBA Draft combine at just over 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds. Like Todd, Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga, he was a five-star recruit out of high school one year ago who opted to play in the G-League instead of college. Nix had offers from schools like Kansas, Gonzaga and Maryland. He originally signed on to play at UCLA before decommitting.

In the G-League, Nix averaged 8.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 15 games. He shot just 38.4 percent from the field and 17.6 percent from three, albeit in a relatively small sample size.

Nix is expected to go in the late first round or early second round. The Wizards have the 15th pick in the first round, but no second round picks, at least for now. They have acquired a second round pick on draft night each of the last two years.

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When asked about his potential fit with Washington, Nix said he would love to play with star point guard Russell Westbrook.

 

"I think [it would be] great because I'd be under Russ. Russ is there. Learning from him would be fun, just watching him," Nix said.

If the Wizards found a way to draft Nix, he would represent a long-term project with considerable upside given his size and athleticism at the point guard position. He recorded one of the fastest sprint times at the combine.

The Wizards have also interviewed one of the NBA Combine's top performers, Florida's Scottie Lewis. He was tied for the fastest sprint time and recorded the fourth-highest vertical leap (42 inches) for this year's class. Lewis is projected to go late in the second round or go undrafted.