Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wizards to pick fifth (updated)

So much for the Wizards getting a little lucky in the NBA Draft Lottery tonight.

With a 17.8 percent chance of getting the top overall pick, the Wizards instead own the fifth choice, which is the lowest they could have possibly picked. So, unfortunately for Wizards fans, Blake Griffin or Ricky Rubio will not be coming to Washington. I guess that lucky medallion wasn't all that effective.

Then again, before complaining too much, the Sacramento Kings, who had the best possible chance (25 percent) to receive the top overall pick, will pick right in front of the Wizards at number four.

Also, congratulations to the L.A. Clippers on winning the lottery and earning yet another chance to waste the career of a top draft choice.


Update: ESPN's Chad Ford already has a mock draft up, and he has the Wizards taking James Harden out of Arizona State:

The Wizards have to be hurting a little, falling to No. 5, but actually Harden would be a great fit. He's one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft and would be a great backcourt mate with Gilbert Arenas.

The team will look at Tyreke Evans and DeMar DeRozan, too, but I think Harden is the obvious pick here.

Well, that's fine. Harden could fit in nicely at some point if the Wizards take him, but will he be able to mature quickly enough to make a difference while playing with Arenas, Butler, and Jamison? Again, no one knows that. But it is rather disheartening that the one player who could do that, Blake Griffin, will probably be headed to the Clippers.

No comments:

Post a Comment