NBA Mock Draft 14.0: Pistons make risky trade; Spurs find their lead guard of the future

There is chaos in the top 5 of the latest edition of our NBA Mock Draft.
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26. Washington Wizards (via LA) - Kevin McCullar Jr., F, Kansas

With another selection in the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft, this is around the range that would be expected for a prospect such as Kevin McCullar Jr. to come off the board. The Washington Wizards could look to take a flier on the productive and experienced wing out of Kansas. This past season for the Jayhawks, McCullar proved that he could do a little of it all - especially in terms of scoring and playmaking. The big question is whether he can carry that momentum into his journey to the NBA.

If he can prove that he can carry some of those traits to a team like the Wizards, he can go a long way in helping the franchise as they look to establish the foundation of their new build. By taking KMJ with this second first-round pick, this is a move that could be viewed as a "safe move."

Even if KMJ doesn't develop into the swiss-army-knife that perhaps the Wizards are hoping he can be at the next level, this is a luxury asset for the team. Especially in this specific NBA Draft class.