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Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: PG Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

Wizards 2017 NBA Draft prospect profile: PG Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...

Name: Nigel Williams-Goss
School: Gonzaga
Position: Point guard
Age: 22
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
2016/17 stats: 16.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.1 bpg, 48.6 FG%, 36.8 3PT% (1.1 3P/3.1 3PA), 86.7 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 58th, NBADraft.net N/A

5 things to know:

*Williams-Goss was one of the best players on a Gonzaga team that made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament final. He led the Zags in points, rebounds, assists and steals.

*Leading Gonzaga in rebounding was no small feat for Williams-Goss. Despite being a 6-foot-3 point guard, he grabbed more boards than 7-foot-1 big man Przemek Karnowski and 7-foot freshman Zach Collins, who is a projected top 10 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

*He isn't considered an explosive athlete with his 34.5-inch vertical leap, but does have good size for the point guard position. He's 6-foot-3 and has a 6-foot-7 wingspan.

*He began his college career at the University of Washington. He played two years there and averaged 14.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. He transferred to Gonzaga after the 2014-15 season and redshirted during the 2015-16 campaign.

*Williams-Goss was a McDonald's All-American in 2013 and won the three-point contest. 

Fit with Wizards: The Wizards need help behind John Wall and Williams-Goss could be one of the best options available in the late second round. He is a big guard who can do a lot of things. If they want to find an instant-impact backup guard in the draft, this could be the guy. He just doesn't seem to have that high of a ceiling.

RELATED: What type of career can we expect from pick No. 52?

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Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves for big haul including Zach LaVine

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves for big haul including Zach LaVine

After months and months of rumors, the Bulls finally traded superstar small forward Jimmy Butler on Thursday night, shortly after the 2017 NBA Draft began.

Butler will go play for the Minnesota Timberwolves and his former coach Tom Thibodeau. In return, the Bulls will receive Zach LaVine, 2016 first round pick Kris Dunn and the seventh overall pick in the 2017 draft.

That's according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

The Bulls also gave Sacramento the 16th overall pick in this year's draft.

Butler, 27, has two more years left on his contract. He will now join Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins to help a young Wolves team take the next step.

The Bulls lose an All-Star in Butler, but get two talented guards and a nice pick in an unusually deep draft. 

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D.C. native Markelle Fultz picked No. 1 in 2017 NBA Draft by Sixers

D.C. native Markelle Fultz picked No. 1 in 2017 NBA Draft by Sixers

It's official. Markelle Fultz, who starred at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. before playing one year at the University of Washington, has been selected with the first overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fultz, 19, is originally from Upper Marlboro, Md. A 6-foot-4 point guard, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists for the Huskies as a freshman.

The Sixers were able to pick Fultz thanks to a trade they struck over the weekend with the Boston Celtics. The Sixers got the first overall pick in exchange for the third overall pick and either next year's Lakers first round pick (protected 2-5) or the Kings' 2019 first round pick.

Fultz is the first D.C.-native to be picked first overall since 1971.

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