Troy Brown went to the Wizards as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2018 Draft.

I’m pretty sure the Wizards wanted Jerome Robinson from Boston College, Sam. But he went two picks ahead of them, to the LA Clippers. Washington, as I reported Thursday, would not have taken Michael Porter, Jr,, even if he hadn’t gone to Denver at 14. And, I’m told, they weren’t inclined for different reasons to take either Williams or Walker. They could have gone for Donte DiVincenzo or Kevin Huerter there, but they liked the size and smarts of Brown more. The issue more for me with Brown is the timeline — how long will it take for him to become a contributor, with John Wall and Bradley Beal in their prime? But I do think he will be one in time.
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You can see what Philly saw in him — and the unprotected 2021 first the Sixers got from the Suns (which came from Miami in the Goran Dragic deal) to swap picks could be a huge chip in three years. But you just wish, if there was any inkling that he could be traded, that the Sixers had pulled Bridges and his mother aside and gotten them off the interview circuit. I know Draft night trades often come together quickly and there may have been nothing the team could have done. But it was a terrible look nonetheless.

The Washington Wizards haven’t had a first-round Draft pick since 2015. Therefore, you can imagine my excitement for what the future might hold for us with the No. 15 pick. Then I hear the words With the 15th pick in the 2018 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards select Troy Brown Jr.

My jaw drops immediately, If the Wizards truly wanted a shooting guard they should’ve selected Lonnie Walker IV. Or to fill a more positional need, get Robert Williams or Mo Wagner. The pick was absolutely terrible. Brown will hopefully have a successful NBA career, but he’s not No. 15-pick worthy when most mock drafts had him going in the mid-to-late 20s.

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