In a recent chat with the Washington Post, John Wall was asked his take on the Wizards upcoming draft and his expectations for the no. 3 pick.
While he didn’t mention anyone specific, Wall did point out what he felt was a glaring need for his team’s offense moving forward.
“I don’t know, it’s up in the air right now. I feel like we need a four man that can pick and pop, so we’ll just see.”
This drew some immediate speculation from several media outlets and fans across the World Wide Web, specifically calling Anthony Bennett’s name as Wall’s suggestion for the pick. This obviously isn’t the case. In fact, I’m fairly confident that Wall said what he said without a specific prospect in mind. He simply stated what he felt was an offensive necessity: a big man that can stretch the floor and play productively around the perimeter.
Wall has also stated that the gaps in the Wizards roster can be filled via free agency as well, which further broadens his initial statement. Problem is, with a slim margin of cap space going into this summer, landing a productive free agent in DC with an accommodating price tag will be quite the obstacle for Ernie & Co.