The Washington Wizards won the 2010 NBA Draft Lottery; they were the fifth-likeliest team to win. The Philadelphia 76ers jumped from sixth to second, and the league-worst New Jersey Nets fell to third.
Minnesota will pick fourth, Sacramento fifth, and everyone else remains where they were expected to be.
Well, the Wizards certainly couldn't do worse than the last time they had the #1 pick: They got Kwame Brown. And as much as I respect my Pacers for refusing to tank the season when it was clear we weren't gonna make the playoffs, we went from an almost surefire top-5 pick to #10-- gah.
(edited by ekedolphin on 18.5.10 2051) "Say, the next time you want to win your daughter back, you could just try giving her a pony, the apocalypse doesn’t really cut it!" --The Prince, Prince of Persia (2008)
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The Wizards absolutely have to dump Gilbert Arenas now. They shouldn't let him anywhere near John Wall. Congrats to Washington and all, but they're going to need a real locker room leader and not a clown like Agent Zero or a primadonna like Andre Blatche.
Found this column written on March 4, 2002, from reading the Sports Guy's Mailbag (and for some reason the link Simmons provided mysteriously disappeared). A very interesting read considering the events of the past couple months.