The Wizards have three picks in the upcoming NBA draft, and they'll begin bringing in mostly second-round prospects for individual workouts starting Monday.
Coach Randy Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfeld have said they don’t want to add three rookies to the 2013-14 roster, meaning they would like to explore dealing at least one pick, maybe both in the second round, in a package for a veteran.
According to persons with knowledge of the situation, the Wizards will bring in about six players each day through Friday. Six is the maximum teams are allowed.
CSN has confirmed some of the names. Lottery picks such as Otto Porter (Georgetown), Victor Oladipo (Indiana) and Ben McLemore (Kansas), who could be available when the Wizards pick No. 3 overall, will not be among this first wave but could come here the following week.
Washington has the Nos. 38 and 54 picks in the second round. All measurements are without shoes:
Archie Goodwin (Kentucky): At 6-4 and 189 pounds, has an almost 6-10 wingspan. Played only one season, averaging 14 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 44% shooting. Coach John Calipari told Goodwin that he wasn't ready for the NBA, but he was the only player who was capable of creating his own shot and played his best vs. top competition. Not a good shooter. Not a threat from three-point range and has issues with ball-handling as he averaged almost four turnovers per game. However, he can guard three positions.
Peyton Siva (Louisville): A shade under 6-0, he improved his stock at the pre-draft combine in Chicago two weeks ago. Averaged 10 points, 5.7 assists and shot just 40.4% from the field in leading the Cardinals to the national championship. His shooting can be a liability, but his hustle and defense make up for it. Siva knows how to run the offense and set up teammates.
Mike Muscala (Bucknell): A 6-10 center who averaged 18.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 blocks per game, he has good moves in the post, a good mid-range jump shot and can finish with either hand. Muscala went under the radar mostly because he played in the Patriot League and didn't face elite competition. Has a 7-1 wingspan.
James Southerland (Syracuse): A 6-7 forward, he averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and shot 45% on field goals, including 40% on three-pointers. His game begins and ends with his ability to hit the open shot as he didn't show much else during his four-year career. His shooting mechanics, however, are solid.
Will Clyburn (Iowa State): The 6-6 forward has a staggering 7-0 wingspan. Clyburn played all four years and averaged 14.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 44.3% shooting last season. Doesn't have three-point range. He was Utah's leading scorer and rebounder until he transferred for his senior season. Clyburn wasn't recruited out of high school in Detroit where he was a role player. He began playing in community college.
Adonis Thomas (Memphis): A 6-5 forward, he has a striking wingspan of 7-1. He had an underwhelming two years, but his potential and NBA frame makes him attractive despite his season averages of 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 40.5% shooting. Thomas' ball-handling needs work, but his play on the defensive end is probably his selling point. He can defend.
Khalif Wyatt (Temple): A shooting guard just under 6-3, averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 assists and 41.7% shooting in his senior season. He is good at creating contact, getting to the free throw line better than seven times per game. Has a scorer's mentality and plays with a swagger but Wyatt comes with some baggage. He was suspended by Temple for disciplinary reasons and was arrested in a prostitution sting in Atlantic City. He was not invited to the pre-draft combine in Chicago.
Romero Osby (Oklahoma): A 6-6 forward, he tallied 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot 52.6% from the field, including 52.9 from three. Osby didn't receive an invite to the pre-draft combine in Chicago. The Sooners' captain has long-range shooting ability and can attack off the bounce.