The Washington Wizards considered picking Klay Thompson in the 2011 NBA Draft at No. 6 instead of Jan Vesely.

Thompson blew Flip Saunders away at a pre-draft camp, but Vesely was considered a safer pick and was ranked higher on most boards. Vesely is no longer in the NBA.

“We toyed with it,” Saunders said. “But heaven forbid you go out of the box and pick someone you’re higher on than anyone else.”