History suggests mixed bag of results for Wizards with 46th pick

History suggests mixed bag of results for Wizards with 46th pick
May 31, 2014, 3:15 pm
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The Wizards have one selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, the 46th pick. Recent history hasn't been terribly kind to those tabbed in that spot, but there have also been enough to warrant hope over Washington landing needed bench help as well. Here's a look back at some those selected 46th overall. 

2013: Erick Green (Nuggets) - The former Virginia Tech standout led Division I in scoring as a senior. However, Denver had plenty of guards on its roster last season so Green started his pro career in the Italian League. He'll be back stateside soon enough.

2012: Darius Miller (Hornets/Pelicans) - John Wall's former teammate at Kentucky was selected with a pick that originally belonged to the Wizards. Averaged 4.4 points and 16 minutes in 45 games for New Orleans as an NBA sophomore.

2011: Andrew Goudelock (Lakers) - In between stints with Los Angeles during his first two seasons, the scoring guard from College of Charleston was selected as the MVP of the NBA Developmental League for the 2012-13 season. Played in Russia this past season.

2010: Gana Lawal (Suns) - The former Georgia Tech forward played only one game in the NBA.

2009: Danny Green (Cavaliers) - After two uninspiring NBA seasons, the wing guard found his role as a 3-point shooter and defender for the Spurs. Made at least 41.5 percent of 3-point attempts in three seasons with San Antonio.

2006: Dee Brown (Jazz) - Spent parts of three seasons in the NBA including 17 games with the Wizards during the 2008-09 campaign. That served as the point guard's last NBA run.

1994: Voshon Lenard (Bucks) - This shooting threat stuck around the league for 11 seasons, averaging 11.9 points while sinking 38 percent on his 3-point attempts.

1986: Jeff Hornacek (Suns) - Averaged 14.5 points over 14 seasons with the Suns, Sixers and most famously the Jazz, where he formed a Big 3 with Karl Malone and John Stockton. Hornacek now serves as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. He also serves as a major outlier for what the 46th pick can deliver, but also a reminder that second rounders are not to be dismissed either.