NBA: Wizards' Paul Pierce tells Players Tribune he's opting out of contract to become free agent; 14.6 ppg in playoffs

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Wizards moved up for wrong guy

Washington traded up four picks to get the rights to Kelly Oubre, who has great potential but is more of a long-term project. Instead, the team should have selected Bobby Portis, who could have helped them win now. For failing to do that, ESPN's Tom Haberstroh gives the Wizards' draft a thumbs-down. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Grantland: NBA draft winners and losers

Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp detail the strong moves made by Pat Riley and Mitch Kupchak and the excitement Mario Hezonja will bring to the Magic, but they aren't so sure about the draft plans of the Pacers, Celtics, Jazz and Wizards.

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Wizards counting on Oubre's potential

It will take patience from the Wizards, but they might have one of the draft's top talents in Kelly Oubre Jr. Betting on Oubre's upside and nabbing Aaron White, a potential stretch-4, in Round 2 earned the Wizards one of Chad Ford's best grades. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

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Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

Wizards: Iowa PF Aaron White selected with 49th pick in NBA Draft; Jay Bilas calls him an "energy guy"

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Trade Grades: Knicks trade Hardaway

Kevin Pelton likes the Knicks' move to swap Tim Hardaway Jr. for Jerian Grant and his valuable contract.

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Knicks get rights to Grant, ship out Hardaway

The New York Knicks have traded guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to guard Jerian Grant, the league announced.

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Grant family has Washington history

Jerian Grant was drafted by the Wizards on behalf of the Hawks. His father Harvey Grant was also drafted by the Wizards franchise in 1988 (when they were the Bullets). Jerian was traded to the Knicks after the pick, though.

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Grant picked 19 overall by Washington

The Wizards select Jerian Grant (Notre Dame) on behalf of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2015 NBA Draft.

On the clock: Washington Wizards

The Wizards are on the clock but are selecting for the Hawks after trading for the 15th pick to the earlier tonight (Kelly Oubre Jr.).

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Oubre: No disrespect after being passed

Kelly Oubre: "Whatever team gets me, we're winning the championship. And I'm ready to put in the work to do so."

Wizards: Kansas F Kelly Oubre (No. 15 pick) acquired from Hawks for No. 19 pick and 2 future 2nd-round picks - sources

Jeff Goodman: Oubre headed to Wizards

Kelly Oubre will be traded to the Wizards. The Kansas freshman averaged fewer than one assist per game last season and his 8% assist percentage ranked 58th among Big 12 players. Atlanta will get the No. 19 pick and two second-round picks.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell take center stage at the 2015 NBA Draft; live at 7 pm ET on ESPN

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Harrell would fit nicely in D.C.

The Wizards will have many prospects to choose from with the 19th pick, but Louisville's Montrezl Harrell would offer great value and fit a need, according to Chad Ford. Other options include Kevon Looney, Jarell Martin, Jerian Grant and R.J. Hunter. Ford's final mock (Insider)

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Top cat: Timberwolves take Towns at No. 1

The Timberwolves selected big man Karl-Anthony Towns out of Kentucky with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Wall a solid, if unspectacular, No. 1 pick

John Wall hasn't taken the league by storm, but he's been as good as advertised since going No. 1 in 2010. The Wizards continue to make steady progress, and, with the right additions moving forward, could make a few runs at a title in the future. Ford: Ranking NBA No. 1 picks (Insider)

Satoransky an intriguing talent for Wiz

FC Barcelona prospect Tomas Satoransky -- a 6-foot-7 point guard -- would fit well with the Wizards as a nice complement to John Wall. Though he re-upped for two more years in Spain last summer, Satoransky could join Washington as soon as the 2016-2017 season. Pelton: Draft-and-stash talent (Insider)

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.517th
Rebounds Per Game44.78th
Assists Per Game24.06th
Points Allowed97.810th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-154636.560
2013-144438.536
2012-132953.353
2011-122046.303
2010-112359.280

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