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Who else has been picked at No. 42 in the NBA Draft?

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Who else has been picked at No. 42 in the NBA Draft?

The Washington Wizards selected Admiral Schofield out of the University of Tennessee with the 42nd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-6 guard was named to the First Team All-SEC in 2019 and has promising potential in the NBA, but other players previously drafted at that spot range from NBA champion to complete bust.

How will Schofield stack up? See who else has been drafted at No. 42 in recent years and check out some notable players of the past:

Last five years:

2018: Bruce Brown Jr. (Detroit Pistons)

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of the University of Miami was inconsistent during his rookie season in Detroit, but did show some flashes of potential, particularly on the defensive end of the court. Brown averaged 4.3 points, 1.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds in the 2018-2019 season. It is still too early to label what he will become, but Brown is off to a decent start.

2017: Thomas Bryant (LA Lakers)

The Indiana University product was originally drafted by the Utah Jazz before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant lasted just one year in L.A. before he was waived and picked up by the Washington Wizards in July of 2018. The 6-foot-11 center showed promise in his second year in the NBA, earning the starting job in Washington and averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds last season. His career highlight so far came against the Phoenix Suns in December where he went 14-14 with a career-high 31 points. 

2016: Isaiah Whitehead (Utah Jazz traded to Brooklyn Nets)

The 6-foot-4 points guard out of Seton Hall University has not found his place in the NBA. Whitehead played 73 games in his rookie season with the Nets, but played more G League action in his second year. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets and promptly waived, at which point he spent some time in Russia with Lokomotiv Kuban. In January, Whitehead signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons but did not see any NBA action.

2015: Olivier Hanlan (Utah Jazz)

Hanlan has never seen an NBA court. After joining the Jazz for summer league action, the 6-foot-4 point guard ended up signing with Lithuanian side Zalgiris Kaunas. The Jazz still owned his rights in 2016 and traded him to the San Antonio Spurs. The Canadian has seen some G League action but currently plays for Telekon Baskets Bonn in Germany.

2014: Nick Johnson (Houston Rockets)

The University of Arizona product had a cup of coffee in the NBA. Johnson showed promise in the 2014 NBA Summer League, averaging 12.5 points, but saw multiple assignments to the Developmental League during his rookie season. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard was traded to the Denver Nuggets but was waived after seeing some preseason action. Since then, Johnson has played some in the G League and Europe. He is currently under contract with Nanterre 92 in France.

Other notable players:

2009: Patrick Beverley (LA Lakers)

Beverley has earned the reputation of a hardworking, scrappy player who is not afraid of confrontation. Despite being drafted in 2009, the 6-foot-1 point guard spent time crafting his game overseas and did not break into the NBA until 2013 when he signed with the Houston Rockets. Beverley played with Houston for five seasons and was a key part of multiple deep playoff runs, while he played with the over-achieving L.A. Clippers last season. He will enter free agency this summer and will likely receive multiple offers for his services.

1997: Stephen Jackson (Phoenix Suns)

Jackson is likely the most successful player picked at No. 42. At 6-foot-8, he played power forward, small forward and shooting guard throughout his 14-year NBA career. Like many players drafted here, Jackson played overseas for the first part of his career. He made his NBA debut for the New Jersey Nets in 2000 and would play for eight teams over the course of his career, including two stints with the San Antonio Spurs.

The highlight of Jackson's career is no doubt the 2003 NBA Championship with the Spurs. He was a vital part of the team's championship run, averaging 12.8 points in the playoffs that year. Jackson had career averages of 15.1 points, 3.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three-point line. Jackson announced his retirement in 2015, last playing for the L.A. Clippers.



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Isaiah Thomas wants to make it clear that Marcus Smart flops

Isaiah Thomas wants to make it clear that Marcus Smart flops

When you know, you know.

Washington Wizards starting point guard Isaiah Thomas gave his take on former teammate Marcus Smart's reputation for flopping. Spoilers: he flops.

Thomas, who is returning to Boston on Wednesday for the first time as a starter, was teammates with Smart during his run with the Celtics from 2014-17. He didn't hold back from interrupting reporters to make sure everyone knows that Smart flops. (See the entire sequence play out in the video above.)

Despite being familiar with Smart, don't expect Thomas to know everything about how the Celtics will prepare for the Wizards. Thomas pointed out that only two of his former teammates are still with the team.

His history with Boston means a lot to Thomas, but his only focus on Wednesday will be earning the victory.

"The love is genuine between me and the city," Thomas said. "Hopefully we can just win the game. That's the most important." 


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Wizards @ Celtics Game 9: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards @ Celtics Game 9: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Beating the Boston Celtics is always special, but this one likely means a little more for Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Thomas will be returning to Boston for the first time as a starter, where he became a scoring sensation and MVP candidate during the 2016-17 season.

The Wizards will be looking for a win against the Celtics, as the team has played to the tune of a 2-6 record so far in the young NBA season. Boston, on the other hand, has won seven straight after dropping their season opener.


What: Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics, Game 9

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.

When: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards at Celtics will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards at Celtics on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports MyTeams App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


6:30 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:30: Wizards @ Celtics (LIVE)

10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

11:00 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)


Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Right Achilles strain), Jordan McRae (OUT, Finger)

Celtics: Gordon Hayward (OUT, Fractured hand)


Bradley Beal, G, Wizards (26.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 6.5 apg): Across 35.8 minutes per game, Beal is scoring 26.1 points per game, a career-high. Watch out for some buckets from Beal.

Isaiah Thomas, G, Wizards (13.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 6.2 apg): Thomas made his first start for the Wizards a week ago, and now he is set to return to Boston for the first time as a starter. Look out for a potential vintage performance.

Kemba Walker, G, Celtics (24.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.5 apg): The newest Celtic is leading the way in scoring for Boston and has been the Celtics' most efficient starter. Watch out for Walker in this one.