Sam Vecenie, The Athletic’s draft guru, had USC freshman center Onyeka Okongwu falling to the Wizards in his latest mock draft. Most of Vecenie’s draft analyst colleagues tend to have Okongwu coming off the board before the ninth pick so this could represent a potentially unlikely scenario. But it’s one the Wizards would love to see come to fruition.
Vecenie joined us on the Bleav in Wizards podcast earlier this month to discuss Okongwu and why he would be the ideal fit in Washington. He also gave us a breakdown of other prospects that might make for similarly strong additions in the case that Okongwu is drafted before the ninth pick.