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Kelly Oubre selected by the Washington Wizards with the 15th pick of the NBA draft

Kelly Oubre leaves Kansas and heads to our nation's capital to continue his basketball career.

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The Washington Wizards saw something they liked and felt that they just couldn't wait.  They traded the 19th pick and a couple future second round picks to move up to the 15th spot to select Kelly Oubre.

Without diving too far into lineups, this seems like a big gamble for the Wizards, but may be a bit of insurance in case Paul Pierce decides not to return to the team this coming year.  Whether he comes back or not, Oubre will get a chance to prove himself fairly early unless Washington really puts in some work to shore up the 3 spot, as the roster looks pretty thin right now.

The most intriguing part of this selection is the chance that Oubre might get to work with the Jayhawk great should he re-sign.

For more coverage of Kelly Oubre's selection, head over to our SB Nation blog for the Washington Wizards, Bullets Forever.

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