2023 NBA Mock Draft: Mavericks land defensive stopper, Warriors add another shooter

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8. Washington Wizards take Anthony Black

The Wizards could look to blow up their entire roster this summer and will have some pressure to make the right selection at No. 8. Bradley Beal, Washington's star player that has played there his entire career, just got traded.

. Anthony Black. . . 8. 142. AB. . 6'7", PG, Arkansas.

No one knows exactly what else is going to happen in Washington this summer, and they should make a safe selection by taking Anthony Black.

Black is a crafty point guard with excellent size, passing, and defending. Black is 6'7 and has phenomenal court vision. He is a smart player that could serve as the Wizards' floor general for years to come. He is also a solid finisher around the bucket.

As a defender, Black can guard multiple positions effectively. He fights through screens and competes with whoever his defensive assignment is.

One downside to Black's game is that he can't shoot. He shot 30.1 percent from three at Arkansas and has to get better at shooting. Even a small step in the right direction would be huge for Black, as he has all the other skills to be a great point guard.

He would fit great next to Beal as he could take on the tougher defensive assignment and is a good building block if they decide to completely rebuild. If Black falls this far, Washington would happily take him.