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2012 NBA Mock Draft: 10 Picks That Could Get Washington Wizards over the ...

The Washington Wizards have had about as good a past 13 months as anyone could have expected: -They won the NBA draft lottery and pick up a potential superstar in John Wall. -They swapped Gilbert Arenas' cap-killing contract for Rashard Lewis' shorter one. -They flipped Kirk Hinrich for cap space, Jordan Crawford AND the No. 17 pick. -They had one of 2011's top drafts, hauling in Jan Vesley, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack. The only thing that could have made it better would have been buying the draft rights to Marshon Brooks (purchased by the Nets) and/or Jeremy Tyler (purchased by the Warriors) when they had the chance. But I digress. For a team so far out of the playoff picture last season, Wizards fans have reason to be optimistic—if not downright joyous—about what the future holds. Unfortunately, there may not be basketball this season, and free agency is forcibly on hold for the foreseeable future.Because of the Wizards' youth and desire to shed Lewis' contract ASAP, a missed season may be better for the Wizards than most other NBA teams.But, as a basketball junkie, I've already shifted my attention to analyzing the 2012 draft. Some of these guys haven't even laced them up for a college game, so we're working off scouting projections in those cases.Regardless, here are some players the Wizards should be looking at as first- and second-round options next season—guys who can be difference-makers if the team's young talent continues to make big strides next season. (Caveat: I'm projecting the team to miss the playoffs and get a top 10 pick, and will be assuming the depth chart below for positional deficiencies). John Wall/Shelvin Mack Nick Young/Jordan Crawford/Othyus Jeffers Rashard Lewis/Jan Vesely/Chris Singleton Andray Blatche/Trevor Booker JaVale McGee/Kevin Seraphin/Hamady N'DiayeBegin Slideshow

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Watch John Wall Put on a Show for His Hometown State at the NC Pro-Am

It all started when former N.C. State star Julius Hodge completed a field goal while being fouled as John Wall defended him. After he starting doing the ...

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Jordan Crawford: Last Season Most Underrated Rookie

Whats the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name Jordan Crawford? -Probably his poster on LeBron James at his own camp that NIKE ended up confiscating ...

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John Wall: 5 Reasons Washington Wizards Guard Should Be Happy After Draft

The Washington Wizards did two very important things on draft night that point to a very bright future. They drafted ...

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Kirk Hinrich, Raymond Felton: Which Point Guard Fits the L.A. Lakers Best?

There is a very strong possibility that the Los Angeles Lakers will choose not to strike a gargantuan blow when it comes to tinkering with their roster for next ...

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NBA Draft Grades: Why Washington Wizards Made Smartest Pick in First Round

NBA Draft Grades The Washington Wizards No.18th Pick as The Best Move of The First RoundAfter the Washington ...

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2010 NBA Mock Draft
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05. DeMarcus Cousins (SK)
06. Ekpe Udoh (GSW)
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2009 NBA Mock Draft
01. Blake Griffin (LAC)
02. Hasheem Thabeet (MG)
03. James Harden (OCT)
04. Tyreke Evans (SK)
05. Ricky Rubio (MT)
06. Jonny Flynn (MT)
07. Stephen Curry (GSW)
08. Jordan Hill (NYK)
09. DeMar DeRozan (TR)
10. Brandon Jennings (MB)
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