2022 NBA Draft: Former coach breaks down Bennedict Mathurin, Dyson Daniels, other prospects

With the 10th overall pick in the draft, the Wizards are going to select a player who has at least some degree of questions surrounding their future and what they can ultimately become at the NBA level. Unless you have the No. 1 pick in a year that a player like LeBron James or Shaquille O’Neal is entering the league, there are essentially no guarantees in the NBA Draft and the later you select, the less certainty there is.

The Wizards should have some viable options at 10th overall, but with each player projected to go in that range, there are question marks. To fill in those gaps, I interviewed Jimmy Patsos, a former Division I college coach who now works as an NBA analyst for NBC Sports Washington and other outlets. He knows the game, he’s well-connected from the high school ranks to the NBA and he also goes to all the major events to scout talent and interact with basketball personnel.

Patsos has a well-rounded perspective on the players in the draft and in many cases has seen them play for years. I picked five players and asked him what I feel are the two most pressing questions for each of them to get some expert intel on who the Wizards could draft. Here is our Q&A:

Hughes: Mathurin is an explosive athlete, he’s got a smooth jumper, he plays with a lot of energy and competitive fire.…

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