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Wizards GM: It's a three-player draft

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07:03 AM ET 05.24 | As luck would have it, the Wizards are picking third in the NBA Draft. I've often heard the 2013 NBA draft described as the weakest in years, but I'm not sure how often I've heard it described as a two-player draft, with the two players being Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore. Nevertheless, DraftExpress floated that idea past Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld on Tuesday night, shortly after Grunfeld found out his Wizards would be picking third. "Well, I think it's a three-player draft," Grunfeld cracked, with a smile. "But I won't tell you who that third player is." Still, Grunfeld seemed to possibly suggest that they already have a player in mind. ... "We feel good about the player that's probably going to be available to us at that spot."

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May 24, 2013  07:59 AM ET

It almost seems unfair that drafts (regardless of how weak) are given so much attention in comparison to the d league. If I'm not mistaken the d stands for development, so why not take someone there (in the event of a weak draft). Why force a gamble on an undeveloped, unproven and potentially bust player?

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May 24, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Otto Porter would be my guess. Check out the mock. nbaonlineblog.com

 
May 24, 2013  01:48 PM ET
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Cause in theory...there is no one in the d league that has the potential as these kids.Also, a lot of those guys in the d league , I believe, their rights are already owned by NBA teamsThe d league is like AAA baseball....none of the real prospects are there

That is absolutely correct.

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