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2012 NBA Draft Grades: Bradley Beal Scores High For Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards still have a few months to go before they can see whether Bradley Beal and John Wall will click as well as they hope, but the 2012 NBA Draft grade proctors seem to think pretty highly of their work. The not-altogether-accurately named WalterFootball gives the Wizards an A grade for selecting the St. Louis native, noting that this was the best-case scenario for a Wizards team that had acquired Emeka Okafor in anticipation of upgrading their backcourt only to watch as the Charlotte Bobcats shopped the No. 2 pick around for teams interested in trading for Beal.

Instead they took Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and for better or worse the unavoidable Ray Allen comparisons Beal's gotten from the instant he was drafted will begin in our nation's capital. As for the rest of the Wizards' draft, WF is cautiously optimistic about their decision to select European guard Tomas Satoransky in the second round, seeing him as a B-grade player they won't have to tap into immediately. As for us, we think he looks like the next Ray Allen.