2013 NBA Draft Rumors: Washington Wizards' Star John Wall Talks Needs, Should Anthony Bennett Be the Pick at No. 3?

By Paul Seaver
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After a 29-53 season in 2012-13, the Washington Wizards have landed themselves in a familiar place in terms of the NBA Draft.

The Wizards are in the lottery once again, but good news could be on the horizon. That’s because they moved up during the NBA Draft Lottery and now, they have a wider variety of selections with the No. 3 overall pick, but what’s their best option?

Well, star point guard and former No. 1 overall selection, John Wall, believes the team’s biggest need is obvious. “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,” Wall told the Washington Post over the weekend.

For starters, that exact quote not only hints at what the Wizards need and want from a team perspective, but hey, that’s exactly what Wall needs to take his own game to another level. Nearly all NBA systems have become heavily reliable on pick-and-roll action, simply because of the scenarios that come from it, especially in those with play makers like Wall.

Well, the Wizards need a lot of work, so the decision they make at No. 3 needs to be a good one. Overall however, Wall is right here and Anthony Bennett is the team’s best option. Bennett has undeniable potential and he probably has the most refined offensive game amongst any of the big men atop this year’s draft.

Washington could look to bolster their perimeter by adding Otto Porter Jr. alongside Wall and Bradley Beal, and while that is certainly an appealing situation — Bennett is the better fit in terms of the advantages. And of course, the biggest of those advantages is the fact that the Wizards’ star player is the one pushing for this type of move.


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