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Wizards Workout Prospective Draft Players. Who Will Go #46?

June 16th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Andy Livingston


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The Wizards brought in prospective players for a draft workout this week and while they are only sitting with one pick in the second round, there are some good options that could fall to them.

Among them is Thanasis Antetokounmpo , the older brother of breakout phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Milwaukee Bucks. Thanasis is ranked 61 in the top 100 prospects by Draft Express and there have been rumors that after some play in Europe and a turn this last season in the D League, Thanasis is rumored to be just as good if not better than little brother Giannis.

Even if half of the talent lies with Thanasis as it does with very young and rough Giannis, that is still a high ceiling to get for a mid-second round pick. The possibility that he falls that far might be a stretch, someone with a litany of second round picks and nothing but time to rebuild like the Philadelphia 76ers might snatch him up, but if he falls he's a very high prospect.

Roy Devyn Marble is a 6'6" shooting guard from Iowa who was the highest ranked in the Draft Express list of 100. He finished his senior year at Iowa with an average of 17.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.6 APG and 1.8 steals. His shooting is still rough, but improved every season and with the ascension of Bradley Beal, garnering someone to step in behind him would be helpful.

Local product, Markel Starks has even publicly expressed interest in coming to the Wizards. The Georgetown player and Maryland native averaged 17 points and 4 assists with the Hoyas. Starks was also a teammate of Otto Porter and was blessed with an "outstanding" review of his pre-draft workout. The PG position is heavy at the moment, behind John Wall is Andre Miller and Garrett Temple, but Temple becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer and The Professor seeminly older than time itself, a chance to groom a young guard and possible have him find some use for the Palindrome could flesh out the young spectrum of the Wizards bench.

The additional players that worked out are below-

Keith Appling, Michigan State, PG, 6-foot-1

Bryce Cotton, Providence, PG, 6-foot-1

Sam Dower, Gonzaga, PF, 6-foot-9

Jarell Eddie, Virginia Tech, G/F, 6-foot-7

Cory Jefferson, Baylor, 6-foot-9, F

LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State, F, 6-foot-8

Okaro White, Florida State, F, 6-foot-9

Kendall Williams, New Mexico, PG, 6-foot-4

Jamil Wilson, Marquette, 6-foot-7, SF  

Tags: 2014 draft, Basketball, NBA, Washington, Washington Wizards

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