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Checking in on the Wizards Draft Options:DeAndre Daniels

June 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Andy Livingston

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Draft Express released their mock draft for this year and they have the Washington Wizards selecting DeAndre Daniels with the 46th pick.

Daniels is a junior from the University of Connecticut. He's a Small Forward at 6'8" and 196 lbs who registered a 7'2" wingspan at the combine this year. Daniels is a big wing with good post up manuevers that can work on either side of the paint.

In 38 games last year, he averaged 13.1 PPG and 6.0 RPG with a 20.4 PER. Daniels is sort of your prototypical second round pick, very athletic and long, but undersized and in need of a couple years of close mentoring. It would be curious to see if he stuck around for another season with the Huskies to bulk up, but it seems a low risk pick for the Wizards.

At SF, the Wizards are pretty stacked with Trevor Ariza, Martell Webster, Chris Singleton and Otto Porter. Webster and Singleton might be going this off-season if Ariza re-signs, and if Daniels gets a couple of years being the Ariza understudy, he could turn into a good off-the-bench player for the Wiz.

You can catch his full Draft Express video here.

Tags: Basketball, DeAndre Daniels, Draft, NBA, Washington, Washington Wizards

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