Wizards, Pacers exchange lottery picks sending Bilal Coulibaly to Washington

The Washington Wizards moved up one spot in the NBA Draft Thursday night, swapping lottery picks with the Indiana Pacers and ending up with Bilal Coulibaly of France.

The Pacers had the No. 7 pick and Washington was at No. 8, but after Indiana took Coulibaly and the Wizards selected Jarace Walker of Houston, Commissioner Adam Silver announced the teams were exchanging the picks in a trade to be finalized later.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 22: Bilal Coulibaly arrives prior to the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2023 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloadi

Coulibaly spent the past season with Boulogne-Levallois of the French league — the same team as top overall pick Victor Wembanyama. The 6-foot-8 Coulibaly turns 19 next month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.