The 2013 NBA Draft is creeping up on us and is only 41 days away. While the Wizards are still in the dark until May 21st as to where they will be selecting in the first round, it is already locked in that picks 37 and 54 belong to the Wiz Kids.
Last week I detailed some 2nd round prospects that the Washington Wizards should take a look at. Since some of those players have been moving up a majority of draft boards, it’s time to dig deeper in the 2nd round and check out a few additional prospects that the Wiz should have atop their draft board come round two.
Reggie Bullock – 6’7″ SG/SF, North Carolina
Listen to this: A sweet shooting 6’7″ swing man whose penetration is evolving. Remind you or someone? (cough cough) Martell Webster. Come draft day we won’t know if Webster will be re-signed, so why not draft Martell 2.0? Bullock averaged 13.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting .436 from downtown. In mock drafts around the internet, the UNC product has been pegged as high as pick 30 and as low as the middle of the second round. If Reggie is there in round two, he would be a nice insurance policy if Martell flies the coop.
Ray McCallum – 6’2″ PG, Detroit
The back-up PG spot is a position that should be upgraded in the off-season. Enter Ray McCallum. Not to be confused with top 10 prospect C.J. McCollum from Lehigh. The 6’3″ PG can put points on the board in a hurry and is also a solid rebounder and passer. Ray averaged 18.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists to go along with 1.9 steals per game. McCallum is a strong, fast athlete that would fit nicely in a reserve role behind Mr. John Wall. He’s being pegged as a middle to late second round pick, and would be a nice addition to the Wiz Kid’s bench.
Deshaun Thomas – 6’7″ SF, Ohio State
Deshaun Thomas may or may not be available in the second round. I’ve seen him gone as high as 26 in some mocks and as low as pick 43. Thomas is a high scoring swing man who can penetrate, is a decent shooter, and has a nice post up game. The 3rd year man out of Ohio State averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting .344 from deep. He would be an upgrade over what Washington currently deploys off the bench.
Mike Muscala – 6’11” C, Bucknell
You can never have too much size, and Mike Muscala would be a great reserve big man for the Wizards. He’s mobile and a fluid athlete that has a nice low-post game. Muscala was a four year player at Bucknell that averaged 18.7 points, 11.1 rebounds 2.3 assists, and 2.4 blocks per game. In a 10-15 minute per game role (and possibly more), Muscala could be a valuable big man off the bench. He could also fit the mold of the stretch 4 that Washington desperately needs. He’s been pegged anywhere from the top 10 to the bottom 10 of the 2nd round. If Washington doesn’t draft a big man with their first round selection or pick 37, Muscala would be a great value pick at 54.
As much as draft pundits are claiming this is a weak draft, there seems to be some real solid value in the 2nd round. Depending on how our first round selection plays out, all four of these guys should be on the Wizards draft radar for round two.
Stay tuned readers, as after the draft lottery we will be digging in to prospects for our first round selection! Stay Steezy this weekend readers, and don’t go pulling a Titus Young.