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Washington Wizards

Rui Hachimura (No. 9), Admiral Schofield (No. 42)

The Washington Wizards made history early on in the draft by selecting Rui Hachimura with the ninth overall selection. The first Japanese-born player in the NBA, the former Georgetown Hoya presents an interesting blend of offensive versatility at the forward position.

He averaged 19.7 points per game with an effective field goal percentage of 60.8 percent. Hachimura attempted less than 40 shots from beyond the arc, but his 41.7 conversion rate is an encouraging sign for the future.

In a trade with the 76ers, Admiral Schofield finds himself heading to the nation’s capital, where his muscular 241-pound frame is sure to provide Washington with a number of different options defensively.

Having shot 41.8 percent from beyond the arc, Schofield will also be able to contribute at the other end of the floor in hopefully drawing attention away from All-Star Bradley Beal.

Having parted with versatile forwards Kelley Oubre Jr. as well as Otto Porter Jr., the Wizards could’ve certainly used some help at the forward spot. Hachimura may not be able to bring the same defensive prowess, but his offensive output could come to complement Beal in ways like never before.

Schofield is the polar opposite, set to make his mark defensively with room to grow as a shot-maker. Expect Scott Brooks to mix and match with his two newest players depending on what the flow of the game calls for.

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Grade: B