1 New Year’s resolution for every team in 2024: Southeast Division

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Wizards Resolution: Draft Alexandre Sarr.

Washington needs… to draft a dynamic center with defensive upside to supplement their current roster and fulfill a desperate need. This upcoming NBA draft is regarded as a weaker one however there is one player that fits exactly what the Wizards need.

Alexandre Sarr is a 7’1” 18-year-old center from France. He is no Victor Wembanyama but is a great B version of him. He has risen up mock draft boards and is currently projected as a top-3 pick. With a little bit of luck, the Wizards could be in a spot to select him this upcoming June.

Sarr would slide into the current starting center role immediately and replace Daniel Gafford, who has some good moments and is a decent basketball player, but is ideally a backup center in the NBA for a good team. Sarr would also join a fellow-frenchman in Washington since the Wizards selected 19-year-old French wingman, Bilal Coulibaly, in the 2023 NBA draft.

It is safe to say that Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole are more suited to be role players on a successful team, rather than the top options. This makes the Wizards building the future around two teenage Frenchmen much more enticing than the alternative.

Much like in the non-NBA world, not everyone will fulfill their resolutions and get what they need in order to better their situation. Regardless, others will thrive and get exactly what they need or even go above and beyond their expectations. Only time will tell how 2024 will treat these NBA teams in the Southeast Division.