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According to a Washington Post article by Michael Lee, Wizards Insider, the Wizards have been fielding calls for the #3 pick as we inch closer to Thursday nights draft.
This news isn’t overly surprising to me as any team in the upper end of the draft, sans New Orleans, is doing the same. Speculation is that the Wizards would trade this pick to a team wanting to move up for Thomas Robinson were the Cavs and Bobcats swap picks. With the amount of misinformation that is put out during this time of year it might not be worth believing this rumor is a real option but you cannot totally dismiss the idea.
At the very least the Wizards front office is attempting to scare MJ and Rich Cho into thinking they won’t get their man. Thomas Robinson is widely speculated to be Charlotte’s top target in this draft. If we can keep them at #2 to select T-Rob we will still get our man Bradley Beal at #3.
Like I said before, these rumors should sometimes be taken with a grain of salt but you must consider them. IF Charlotte and Cleveland swap picks and were not 100% sold on Harrison Barnes we should absolutely look into moving the pick. But we can cross that bridge if we ever even get there.
The fact of the matter, like I said before, is this is more than likely just a smoke screen. We’re talking about trade rumors which would be contingent upon two other teams making a deal that hasn’t come close to happening yet. Needless to say there are a lot of moving parts involved here.
Until something changes we should still have all eyes set on Bradley Beal at the top of our draft board. Now we just have to wait, and hope, that two of our most loathed opponents, Dan Gilbert and his Cavs as well as Michael Jordan for obvious reasons, don’t get together and play let’s make a deal.