- Amin Elhassan, ESPN Staff Writer
NBA Insiders Amin Elhassan and Bradford Doolittle break down the draft history, needs and potential picks of the 14 teams eligible for the NBA draft lottery this year. With some help from Chad Ford's Big Board of Top 30 prospects, we take a look at the Washington Wizards.
Personnel needs: Backup PG, SF, PF
Major need: Washington was arguably a playoff-level team in the East when John Wall was healthy. When Wall, Bradley Beal and Nenê were all in the lineup together, the team went 15-8. While they don't have contender status, the Wizards have many main needs filled and now seek to tweak what they have. There is a need on the roster for a stretch power forward who can space the floor to give Nenê room to operate on the blocks and Wall the freedom to run pick-and-roll action without having to fight sagging help defense. Upgrading the backup point guard spot should also be a priority to ease the burden on Wall.
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