On June 27, the Wizards will take part in the 2013 NBA draft. Currently the owner of picks 3, 38 and 54, the franchise could go in almost any direction with those selections - including trading them - as Washington attempts a sincere playoff push. Washington's primary needs, some of which can be addressed during free agency, include adding overall scoring punch, finding a power forward with perimeter touch, a long-term answer at small forward, plus backups for John Wall and Bradley Beal. Between now and the draft, we’re going to identify some of the players the Wizards might target whether the team stays pat or moves around in the first round with analysis from coaches, scouts, beat writers and national analysts. Up next, former DeMatha product and Indiana guard Victor Oladipo, who is passing on working out for the Wizards at Verizon Center so the team is going to see him. Check below for a running of list of all our draft profiles. Victor Oladipo, Indiana Draft Express overall ranking: No. 3 Height/Weight: 6-4, 213 lbs (combine data) Key stats: 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals in 2012-13 The player: The basketball legend of Victor Oladipo has been told many times, but it's a good hardwood tale. Relatively unheralded coming out of DeMatha, the athletic guard entered Indiana University all defense, hops, hustle and heart but with minimal offense. The high-riser (42-inch vertical at the combine) improved dramatically during his three seasons with the Hoosiers to where he started sinking shots as a junior while continuing to stop others from doing the same. Oladipo raised his 3-point shooting from 21 percent as a sophomore to 44 percent last season, one in which he was named AP 1st-team All-American. Led the team in overall field goal percentage (59.9) and finished second in rebounding. With his engaging personality, guarding prowess and on-court fervor, Oladipo is considered arguably the best combination of upside while a safe choice among the likely high lottery selections.
Embracing small ball doesn't mean Wiz take Oladipo
CSN Washington | Jun 20