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The Dream Shake Mock Draft: Third Pick

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Their games this year weren't much to look at. Their on court entertainment otherwise, not bad.
Their games this year weren't much to look at. Their on court entertainment otherwise, not bad.

Folks, the draft order has been established. Your devoted writers here at the Dream Shake have set up a mock draft, pick by pick, to be delivered to you daily. We will be going through the first round of the draft with our selections and our reasons why we think we will correctly predict the whole damn thing.

The third pick in the NBA draft belongs to the Washington Wizards. Washington is looking to land a dynamic shooting guard or a long-term center to run with John Wall. They have plenty of options and statistically this is the second best pick to have a player turn out for a club (First being the most likely to become a franchise changing player, data compiled by a poster over at At the Hive a while ago. I feel like the Wizards really couldn’t go wrong with this pick.

With the third pick in the NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards select, Andre Drummond, PF/C from the University of Connecticut. Drummond comes in at 6’11" with an overabundance of physical gifts. The Wizards traded for Nene earlier this season and I shied away from Thomas Robinson because at 6’8" the Wizards shouldn’t be quick to pick a PF (Where I feel Nene is more useful). I opted for the Center/Power Forward combination because no matter what, he can spell or start next to Nene. The Wizards are pretty well entangled with Kevin Seraphin but he’s still developing (Though showed great strides this last season) and there’s no reason to turn away from a guy like Drummond. Any SG at this spot would be a reach and I’m not comfortable opting in for Harrison Barnes just yet with the Wizards and when it all boils down to it, skilled big men are a commodity.