NBA Draft Rumors: Wizards Looking To Europe, With Enes Kanter, Jonas Valanciunas Rated Highly

The Washington Wizards would like to use their No. 6 pick in Thursday's 201 NBA Draft on one of a trio of European propsects, reports Michael Lee of the Washington Post. But it's possible none of them are available at No. 6, which could force the Wizards to look elsewhere for young help.

Lee reports that the Wizards are most enamored by Turkish center Enes Kanter, who committed to the University of Kentucky but was ruled ineligible by the NCAA and never played a second of college ball. He also has a very limited record in Europe, with most of his competition limited to U-19 and U-17 FIBA competitions.

But Kanter is expected to be gone by the No. 4 pick -- rumors have suggested either the Minnesota Timberwolves (No. 2) or Utah Jazz (No. 3) could pick him; if not, he'd be gone to the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 4. Behind Kanter, the Wizards like Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas and Czech forward Jan Vesely. The Cavs are reportedly considering Valanciunas at No. 4 after meeting him Tuesday, and the Toronto Raptors could take Vesely at No. 5, if they pass up Kentucky point guard Brandon Knight.

Lee reports that if all three Euros are off the board, the Wizards could take San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard or Texas big man Tristan Thompson.

For more on the Wizards, visit Bullets Forever and SB Nation D.C.

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