Wizards Not Looking To Move Up In Draft
Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony reported on his Twitter account on Thursday that the Wizards and Phoenix Suns are working hardest to move up get Derrick Williams, but one source with knowledge of the situation said “there’s not” any truth to the speculation, while another with knowledge of the Timberwolves’ plans said that the Wizards have yet to contact Minnesota about making a deal.
The Wizards have the sixth pick in the draft and President Ernie Grunfeld has already stated that the team is willing to “see what other opportunities come up.” But they likely don’t have the talented veteran pieces that it would take to get the No. 2 pick.
Minnesota was the NBA’s youngest team last season and just signed 20-year-old Ricky Rubio -- whom the Timberwolves selected in 2009 with fifth pick acquired from Washington in the Mike Miller and Randy Foye deal -- to a contract earlier this week.