2021 NBA Draft results, picks, grades, trades as Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green,


Isaiah Todd impressed the Wizards during a pre-draft workout a few weeks ago. It’s no wonder they’re bringing him in with the No. 31 pick. Of course, he just adds to the cluster of power forwards on the roster. Rui Hachimura is primarily a four, as is Davis Bertans. Deni Avdija is a non-shooting three. Montrezl Harrell and Thomas Bryant, meanwhile, are both centers but also aren’t major rim protectors. But the 19-year-old Todd can shoot a little bit and had some nice moments in the G League.

A quick thought on the Wizards reportedly acquiring Aaron Holiday and the No. 31 pick, which is now Todd, for No. 22: They need point guards bad. Russell Westbrook is gone. Ish Smith and Raul Neto are free agents, though I could see them bringing Neto back. Holiday is on the final season of his rookie deal, but he’ll be restricted next offseason and won’t be prohibitively expensive after his deal expires. There’s some upside there. Only 24 years old. Can shoot the 3 and defend a bit. He struggled in Indiana last year, but for the price of dropping only nine spots when you already had your first first-round pick at No. 15 (which netted them Corey Kispert), you could do worse.

Update: The Wizards are overloaded with so many threes/fours and have made so many moves tonight that I forgot about Kyle Kuzma as well. So amend that list to Isaiah Todd, Rui Hachimura, Deni Avdija, Corey Kispert and Davis Bertans. It’s a lot. They very well may not be done. Free agency starts Tuesday.

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