Pre-Draft Workout Report

Here's a report from today's pre-draft workout by Wesley Matthews, Dionte Christmas, Kyle Spain and Jermaine Taylor , courtesy of Steve Yanda.

By Alexa Steele |  May 13, 2009; 2:59 PM ET
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Don't see them projected to be top 5 picks. Signs that Wiz is thinking about trading down, or are they 2nd rounders?

Posted by: sagaliba | May 13, 2009 4:51 PM

For the first time in years, we will get a high 2nd rounder, PLEASE take a overlooked SG to light a fire and perhaps steal Young's spot. ...cut Pech if you have to.

Posted by: closg | May 13, 2009 6:04 PM

I agree, I doubt we keep this pick but I hope we do. We can get a solid player where our 2nd round pick is. It's basically like having a late 1st rounder. Probably not a starter, but a role player off the bench, maybe a 3rd pg or center. Guys like Duhon and Aaron Gray, Marc Gasol, Leon Powe are recent 2nd rounders for example. Grunfeld has a solid history of 2nd rounders namely Michael Redd, as well as guys like Blatche and McGuire. But we'll probably sell this pick for cash.

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 13, 2009 6:27 PM

Agree that a high round two pick can yield a very valuable player.

Heck the Heat got their STARTING point guard that way, but of course they have a much better 2-guard than the Wizards....

The odds of getting a highly productive 2-guard with the 32-33 pick are actually pretty good this year and if this leads to either a domino-like trade or an intense summer league and training camp competition between Nick Young and, say, Wayne Ellington, that can only be good for the Wizards.

Posted by: khrabb | May 14, 2009 3:04 AM

Last time Wiz drafted that high in the 2nd round produced -- Peter Ramos (#33).

I guess it is probably easier to find good guards than good big men in the 2nd round. Chamlers is a good example, but he is a PG; SG is a scoring position and good scorers usually go early. Anyway, it all depends on how good GM can find gems that others missed.

Posted by: sagaliba | May 14, 2009 10:32 AM

Here are the US college SGs who might be around at pick 33:

Jrue Holiday UCLA
Terrence Williams Louisville
Marcus Thorntonm LSU
D. Christmas
Jermaine Taylor
Wes Matthews
Toney Douglas Fla St.

You can see where the Wiz are going with this.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 14, 2009 12:01 PM

The Douglas and Thornton kids can play the game. May not be great stat guys, but they are athletic and have complete games.

I would not be surprised if Ellington - UNC slips to the 2nd round. What about Meeks from Kentucky? I'm all for the pushing of Nick Young, and the replacement for DeShawn Stevenson.

Posted by: oknow1 | May 14, 2009 4:45 PM

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