2023 NBA Draft Profile


Washington Wizards

2023 Draft Picks:

8, 42, 57
2022-23 Season: 35-473rd place, Southeast DivisionDid not qualify for Playoffs
8Jarace WalkerFHoustonUSA
42Tristan VukcevicCPartizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade (Serbia)Serbia
57Trayce Jackson-DavisF-CIndianaUSA
Acquired Bilal Coulibaly (No. 7) from IND in exchange for Jarace Walker (No. 8)
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Traded Trayce Jackson-Davis (No. 57) to GSW
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Pre-Draft Outlook

It’s been a rough half decade for the Wizards, who’ve been no better than four games under .500 in each of the last five seasons, a stretch that cost general manager Tommy Sheppard his job in April. This past season was the second straight in which the Wizards ranked in the bottom 10 on both ends of the floor and failed to even qualify for the AT&T Play-In Tournament. That’s not a good spot to be in when you have a veteran-laden rotation, featuring a player who’s missed 74 games over these last two years and is owed more than $200 million over the next four.

The Way to Go

One reason why the Wizards have a new president (Michael Winger) is that they haven’t drafted well over the last several years. So while they’re not a team of the present, they don’t necessarily look like a team of the future either. There’s nothing that can be done about the past and Winger will need to set a new course for the next 3-5 years. That starts with the No. 8 pick, but also might include parting ways with Bradley Beal and collecting more assets.

— John Schuhmann

Here’s a quick look at who the Washington Wizards have under contract, who is a free agent this summer and who they added in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Under Contract

G: Bradley Beal
G: Johnny Davis
G: Jordan Goodwin
G: Quenton Jackson
G: Monte Morris
G: Delon Wright
F: Deni Avdija
F: Xavier Cooks
F: Anthony Gill
F: Corey Kispert
F: Isaiah Todd
F/C: Daniel Gafford

Free Agents

G: Kendrick Nunn (unrestricted)
F: Taj Gibson (unrestricted)
F: Kyle Kuzma (player option)
F/C: Kristaps Porzingis (player option)
C: Jay Huff (two-way)

2023 Free Agent Tracker

Last Year’s Draft

2022: Johnny Davis (10), Yannick Nzosa (54)