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Wizards Go French Again in the 2024 NBA Draft, Take Alex Sarr with Second Pick

The Washington Wizards Took Alex Sarr with the 2nd Pick in the 2024 NBA Draft

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Each year when the NBA Draft rolls around each year teams start to think about what is going to work and what they need to fix. Today the Wizards started with a fix and getting the guy they wanted at #2 in the Draft in Alex Sarr and earlier in the day sending Deni Avdija to Portland in exchange for Malcolm Brogdon, the 14th pick in tonight’s draft plus another first round pick in 2029.

Sarr played last season for the Perth Wildcats in Australia. He also spent two years in the U.S. with Overtime Elite, a developmental league.

In 27 games with Perth, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 17.3 minutes per game.

In a live feed the Wizards brought a digitized version of Sarr to Capital One Arena tonight, where he said that he could not wait to get started and the core of young players makes him excited to be coming to Washington.

Sarr is expected to make the trip to D.C tomorrow with a press conference scheduled for Saturday to formally introduce him D.C. He could possibly make an appearance at the Mystics game tomorrow night.

The Wizards were not done for the night making another move at 26 sending their pick to Oklahoma City via New York acquiring Kyshawn George.


2024 NBA draft picks for first round

  1. Atlanta Hawks: F Zaccharie Risacher
  2. Washington Wizards: C Alex Sarr
  3. Houston Rockets: SG Reed Sheppard
  4. San Antonio Spurs: G Stephon Castle
  5. Detroit Pistons: F Ron Holland
  6. Charlotte Hornets: F Tidjane Salaün
  7. Portland Trail Blazers: C Donovan Clingan
  8. San Antonio Spurs: G Rob Dillingham (traded to Minnesota)
  9. Memphis Grizzlies: C Zach Edey
  10. Utah Jazz: F Cody Williams
  11. Chicago Bulls: F Matas Buzelis
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder: G Nikola Topić
  13. Sacramento Kings: G Devin Carter
  14. Washington Wizards: G Bub Carrington
  15. Miami Heat: C Kel’el Ware
  16. Philadelphia 76ers: G Jared McCain
  17. LA Lakers: G Dalton Knecht
  18. Orlando Magic: F Tristan da Silva
  19. Toronto Raptors: G Ja’Kobe Walter
  20. Cleveland Cavaliers: F Jaylon Tyson
  21. New Orleans Pelicans: C Yves Missi
  22. Phoenix Suns: C DaRon Holmes II (traded to Denver)
  23. Milwaukee Bucks: G AJ Johnson
  24. New York Knicks: F Kyshawn George (traded to Washington)
  25. New York Knicks: G Pacome Dadiet
  26. Washington Wizards: F Dillon Jones (traded to Oklahoma City via New York)
  27. Minnesota Timberwolves: G Terrence Shannon Jr.
  28. Denver Nuggets: F Ryan Dunn (traded to Phoenix)
  29. Utah Jazz: G Isaiah Collier
  30. Boston Celtics: F Baylor Scheierman

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