The 17th pick > A free roster space when the only people that want to play in Washington are the caliber of A.J. Price, Roger Mason and Cartier Martin.
The Wizards don't need cap space to tank. You just have to be bad. And the Wizards probably won't be bad next year due to Wall being there a full season, improvements from a Beal plus potentially drafting Shabazz or Nerlens.
Notorious, Washington does not have a shot in hell at drafting anyone next year that will take them to any new level at 17. They need to TANK HARD. Not take on more guaranteed contracts. Jordan Crawford is not going to take them to any level above where there at either, so you ship him out. Beal's their SG, go with it. They can stream 10 dayers all year with that roster spot and it'll be a better decision for the franchise. They already have 67 million invested next year, they don't need to take on a bad contract...
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