2008 Draft Central

The Washington Wizards selected JaVale McGee with the 18th overall pick in the
NBA Draft. McGee is a 7-foot center from Nevada. As a sophomore
he averaged 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. In
the 2nd round the Wizards took Bill Walker and traded him to Boston
for cash considerations
.
More: Video: Grunfeld on the 18th Pick | Javale
McGee Bio
| Video Highlights
| Talk
About the Pick

The Wizards held their 12th pre-draft workouts on Wednesday, June 25 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Kansas forward Darrell Arthur and Serbian forward Novica Velickovic.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog

On Tuesday Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld met with members of the media to discuss the upcoming 2008 NBA Draft. Find out his thoughts on the upcoming draft by clicking here.

The Wizards held their 11th pre-draft workouts on Tuesday, June 24 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Rhode Island forward Will Daniels, George Mason forward Will Thomas, Syracuse forward Donte Greene.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog

The Wizards held their tenth pre-draft workouts on Friday, June 20 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include French Center Alexis Ajinca, Xavier guard Stanley Burrell, North Carolina State forward J.J. Hickson, Arkansas forward Darian Townes, UAB forward Walter Sharpe, and Georgetown guard Jonathan Wallace.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their ninth pre-draft workouts on Wednesday, June 18 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include IUPUI guard George Hill and Mississippi State guard/forward Jamont Gordon,

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their eighth pre-draft workouts on Monday, June 16 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include George Mason guard Folarin Campbell, California forward/center DeVon Hardin, New Mexico State forward/center Martin Iti, Kansas center Sasha Kaun, Tennessee guard Chris Lofton, and Macedonia center Peja Samardziski.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their sixth pre-draft workouts on Friday, June 13 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Xavier forward Josh Duncan, New Mexico State guard/forward Justin Hawkins, USC forward Davon Jefferson, Oklahoma forward/center Longar Longar, George Washington guard Maureece Rice, and Virginia guard Sean Singletary.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their sixth pre-draft workouts on Thursday, June 12 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include La Salle guard Darnell Harris, Loyola guard Gerald Brown, Memphis forward Robert Dozier, French forward :Luc Louves, Maryland forward Bambale Osby, and Virginia Union forward Brad Byerson.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their fifth pre-draft workouts on Wednesday, June 11 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Georgia guard Sundiata Gaines, North Carolina guard Danny Green, Winthrop forward Taj McCullough, West Virginia guard Darris Nichols, Alabama-Birmingham guard/forward Robert Vaden, and Virginia Tech forward Deron Washington.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their fourth pre-draft workouts on Tuesday, June 10 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Kansas guard Mario Chalmers, Cholet (France) guard Rodrigue Beaubois, Alabama forward Richard Hendrix, Mississippi State forward Charles Rhodes, Memphis guard Chris Douglas-Roberts, and Western Kentucky guard Courtney Lee.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their third pre-draft workouts on Monday, June 9 at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Indiana forward D.J. White, Clemson forward James Mays, Ohio State forward Othello Hunter, North Carolina guard Tywon Lawson, Butler guard Mike Green, and UAB forward Walter Sharpe.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards held their second pre-draft workouts on Friday at Verizon Center. The prospects in the workouts include Drexel center Frank Elegar, Wayne State forward Jeff Ferguson, Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah, St. Bonaventure forward Michael Lee, Auburn forward Quan Prowell, and Florida State guard Jason Rich.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

The Wizards kicked off their workouts for the 2008 NBA Draft by bringing in six players which include Oregon State forward C.J. Giles, Tennessee-Martin guard Lester Hudson, Kansas forward Darnell Jackson, Gonzaga guard Jeremy Pargo, Florida forward/center Marreese Speights, and Rider forward Jason Thompson.

More: Player Bios and Quotes | Photos | Workout Blog | Video

RELATED ARTICLES
  • Phil Chenier's Draft Story
  • Video: NBA TV Mock Draft No. 15-18
  • RealGM: Top Careers Of Players Picked 18th
  • Early-Entry: Who's In Who's Out?
  • RealGM: Washington Draft Preview
  • NBA.Com
    Draft Home
  • NBA.Com:
    Washington Wizards Draft Overview
  • Orlando
    Pre-Draft Camp Coverage
  • Prospect
    Highlights
  • MOCK DRAFTS -
    18TH PICKS AROUND THE WEB
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Nevada
    Texas A&M
    Florida
    6-9
    7-2
    7-0
    7-0
    6-10
    2008 NBA DRAFT BOARD
    Round
    1
    Round
    2
    1 CHI - Derrick Rose 31 MIN - Nikole
    Pekovic
    2 MIA - Michael Beasley 32 SEA - Walter
    Sharpe
    *
    3 MIN - O.J.
    Mayo
    *
    33 POR - Joey
    Dorsey
    *
    4 SEA - Russell
    Westbrook
    34 MIN - Mario
    Chalmers
    *
    5 MEM -Kevin
    Love
    *
    35 LAC - DeAndre
    Jordan
    6 NYN - Danilo
    Gallinari
    36 POR - Omer
    Asik
    *
    7 LAC - Eric
    Gordon
    37 MIL - Luc
    Mbah a Moute
    8 MIL - Joe
    Alexander
    38 CHA - Kyle
    Weaver
    9 CHA - D.J.
    Augustin
    39 CHI - Sony
    Weems
    *
    10 NJN - Brook
    Lopez
    40 NJN - Chris
    Douglas-Roberts
    11 IND - Jerryd
    Bayless
    41 IND - Nathan
    Jawai
    12 SAC - Jason
    Thompson
    42 SAC - Sean
    Singletary
    13 POR - Brandon
    Rush
    43 SAC - Patrick
    Ewing Jr
    14 GSW - Anthony
    Randolph
    44 UTA - Ante
    Tomic
    15 PHX - Robin
    Lopez
    45 SAS - Goran
    Dragic
    *
    16 PHI - Marreese
    Speights
    46 SEA - Trent
    Plaisted
    *
    17 TOR - Roy
    Hibbert
    47 WAS - Bill
    Walker
    *
    18 WAS - JaVale
    McGee
    48 PHX - Malik
    Hairston
    *
    19 CLE - J.J.
    Hickson
    49 GSW - Richard
    Hendrix
    20 DEN - Alexis
    Ajinca
    *
    50 SEA - DeVon
    Hardin
    21 NJN - Ryan
    Anderson
    51 DAL - Shan
    Foster
    22 ORL - Courtney
    Lee
    52 MIA - Darnell
    Jackson
    *
    23 UTA - Kosta
    Koufos
    53 UTA - Tadija Dragicevic
    24 SEA - Serge
    Ibaka
    54 HOU - Maarty
    Leunen
    25 HOU - Nicolas
    Batum
    *
    55 POR - Mike
    Taylor
    *
    26 SAS - George
    Hill
    56 SEA - Sasha
    Kaun
    27 NOH - Darrell
    Arthur
    *
    57 SAS - James
    Gist
    28 MEM - Donte
    Greene
    *
    58 LAL - Joe
    Crawford
    29 DET - D.J.
    White
    *
    59 DET - Deron Washington
    30 BOS - J.
    R. Giddens
    60 BOS - Semih
    Erden

    * Picks being traded. See full list below.

    Draft Trades
    Memphis acquires Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner and the
    draft rights to O.J. Mayo (3rd overall) from Minnesota
    in exchange for Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and the
    draft rights to Kevin Love (5th pick overall).

    In a three-team trade, Portland acquires the draft rights to Nicolas
    Batum
    (25th pick overall) from Houston; Houston acquires
    the draft rights to Donte Greene (28th pick overall)
    and second-round selection in 2009 from Memphis plus Joey
    Dorsey
    (33rd pick overall) from Portland; and Memphis acquires
    the draft rights to Darrell Arthur (27th pick overall)
    from Portland.

    In a three-team trade, Chicago acquires the draft rights to Omer
    Asik
    (36th pick overall) from Portland; Portland acquires
    a second-round pick in 2009 from Denver plus two future second-round
    picks from Chicago; and Denver acquires the draft rights to Sonny
    Weems
    (39th pick overall) from Chicago.

    Detroit acquires the draft rights to Walter Sharpe
    (32nd pick overall) and Trent Plaisted (46th pick
    overall) from Seattle in exchange for the draft rights to D.J.
    White
    (29th pick overall).

    Cleveland acquires the draft rights to Darnell Jackson
    (52nd pick overall) from Miami in exchange for a second-round selection
    in 2009.

    L.A. Clippers acquire the draft rights to Mike Taylor
    (55th pick overall) from Portland in exchange for a second-round
    selection in 2009.

    San Antonio acquires the draft rights to Malik Hairston
    (48th pick overall), a second-round pick in 2009 and cash considerations
    from Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Goran Dragic
    (45th pick overall).

    Boston acquires the draft rights to Bill Walker
    (47th pick overall) from Washington in exchange for cash considerations.

    Miami acquires the draft rights to Mario Chalmers
    (34th pick overall) from Minnesota in exchange for two future second-round
    picks and cash considerations.

    Portland acquires the draft rights to Darrell Arthur
    (27th pick overall) from New Orleans in exchange for cash considerations.

    Charlotte acquires Alexis Ajinca (20th pick overall)
    in the 2008 NBA Draft from Denver in exchange for a future protected
    first-round pick.