Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld downplayed the trade’s impact on plans for the June 28 NBA Draft (“It doesn’t affect the draft at all."). We'll see, but Florida wing guard Bradley Beal - myprediction with the third overall pick before the trade - is now the logical front-runner. Washington retained its other second-round selection, No. 32 overall.
- took on two sizable contracts, both of which extend through 2014
“We get players that are good solid players and fill two solid needs for us," Grunfeld said. "So, instead of going into free agency to fill our needs, we did it through a trade."