John Wall watches the match against the Washington Mystics and the Chicago Sky during the first half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- According to SB Nation reporter Scott Jackson, Wizards point guard John Wall suggested he would prefer the team to draft a small forward, without actually saying it.
The report says Wall would like to play alongside a veteran shooting guard and veteran power forward. And with Nene manning the center position, Wall is basically insinuating that he would like Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Does Wall not think the Trevor Booker / Kevin Seraphin duo is enough to compete? Mike Prada pointed out yesterday that zero Wizards players ranked in the top 50 for rebounding percentage, a good valid argument for Wall's case.
As far as veteran shooting guards go, the list is kind of good -- Eric Gordon, O.J. Mayo, Lou Williams, Ray Allen and Landry Fields are the headliners. Would any of those guys, outside of Mayo, realistically consider Washington? The Wizards may have to overpay someone if they opt to draft a frontcourt player like Thomas Robinson.
The final note for this blog post: Will Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfeld listen to Wall? Will they have a sit down meeting with their brightest star, to ensure he's on the same page with where the roster is headed?
Wall's contract is up after the 2015 season. If the Wizards don't make enough progress in three seasons, you can kiss their 2010 no. 1 overall pick goodbye.