Washington Wizards Fans Praise Selection of John Wall, Scoff at the Rest

June 25th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
Since the Wizards claimed the first overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, the town has been abuzz with hype over their impending selection of Kentucky point guard John Wall. The Wizards went into the draft, drafted Wall and walked out with the rights to four other players. Even so, there are plenty of fans who are not so pleased with the night's take.

Those fans clearly don't know what they're talking about.

Before the draft kicked off, it was announced that the Chicago Bulls had a deal in place that would send guard Kirk Hinrich, the 17th pick and cash to the Wizards. The Wizards are almost literally giving up nothing in return. The deal will be official within the next two weeks, when Washington has the cap room.

From this deal, I see a solid and versatile veteran guard, the rights to a first-round pick, and the gift of money.

Hinrich has averaged double figures scoring as a starter, off the bench, as a point guard, and as a shooting guard. He is a good passer and a good character guy. His assist, rebound and steal averages are also good, and his contract has two years remaining.

The 17th pick, Frenchman Kevin Seraphin, ...

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