Watching the draft at a bar with no sound, I saw the list of "best available players" which included DeJuan Summers and DeJuan Blair. I wanted the Wiz to jump on one of these guys and was shocked when they picked a guard. I was not happy for 2 hours before I realized they traded the guy for...CASH! UG.
I STILL HAVE DELUSIONS THAT THIS MOVE IS PART OF THE SET UP FOR THE ULTIMATE MOVE!
What happened to talking with many teams about the pick? What happened to the veteran big man?
The first thing DeJuan Blair pushers have to realize is that the Wizards already have a DeJuan Blair, and his name is Dominic McGuire. Both guys are good rebounders, but too small to be big men. Blair may be a wider body, but Dominic is more athletic.
Who could have helped right away? Maybe someone 6'10" A huge huge huge huge maybe. And all those guys were basically taken.
The best option in my opinion (if they planned on keeping the pick) was to draft Nick Calathes. Keep him in Europe, and think about him later. Actually I have no idea how that works and don't really like that either. I want results now!
The only real option where the Wizards should have kept the pick was if they picked the best available player, and used him in a trade. The perfect guy for this is someone who fell in the draft. A Blair or Summers!
So what did they end up getting for the pick? Cash. No, not the grandson of Johnny Cash. Just a bag full of money. Good. Great. Grand.
Ernie is playing the satisfied with Mike Miller & Foye card, but I'm still waiting. Something else is going to happen right? Right? RIGHT?