In a draft that is more about quality big men than point guards, Washington stands out as one of the most well-rounded in the class. With Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen locking down the frontcourt for years to come and Collin Sexton a restricted free agent next offseason, look for Cleveland to add a guard here.
Washington may not be a jaw-dropping defender right now, but his speed and creativity on offense are already apparent. If he makes sure that his 3-point shot is an effective weapon, he could pair with Darius Garland for the next half-decade. If Sexton is retained, he could be a Sixth Man of the Year contender early in his career.
NBA Mock Draft: The Toronto Raptors could use a center like Yannick Nzosa.
Toronto has five starters averaging over 14 points per game. Rather than a game-changing scorer, what this team needs is some more bench talent and a rim protector that can beef up a suspect defensive unit. Though he is young and raw as sashimi, Nzosa could check both boxes.
While he is painfully raw on the offensive end, Toronto has the patience and developmental staff to turn him around. With a 7-4 wingspan and oodles of athletic ability in his 6-11 frame, Nzosa’s defensive potential is downright scary. This should help him get minutes early in his pro career.