"Was the Kelly Oubre Jr. pick surprising?" is a question coming up a bunch. The answer is yes, but only with context.
The draft picks the Wizards made on Thursday in Kelly Oubre and Aaron White are about the future, not the 2015-16 season when they hope to at least advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
That the Wizards were able to move up by sacrificing future second-round picks in Thursday night's draft wasn't that much of a surprise, but their choice of Kansas' Kelly Oubre raised some eyebrow
Picks made in the previous six CSNwashington.com NBA Mock Drafts were based on expectations and projections for each team.