Russell Westbrook’s exit from the Washington Wizards raised a number of questions regarding whether Bradley Beal might force his way out of town. Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard sent a clear signal that wouldn’t be happening after the team made its draft choice Thursday.
The Wizards selected Gonzaga’s Corey Kisper No. 15 overall. The 22-year-old didn’t look like a long-term developmental pick, as he’s an established shooter who can contribute immediately. Sheppard seemed to make a point of that, using his press conference to say he’d heard from Beal, who praised the move to add more shooting to the team.