The Great Wall Of Chinatown: Wizards Net No. 1 Pick

05.19.10 8 years ago 3 Comments

The Washington Wizards didn’t really need another guard, but they’ll probably end up with one anyway. They won the NBA Draft Lottery (which, granted, is much better than Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”), locking up the No. 1 pick for what’s being called the John Wall sweepstakes. New Wizards owner Ted Leonsis finds himself in a bit of a quandry already.

The consensus among experts is that Kentucky’s freshman point guard, John Wall, is the top talent in this year’s draft. But Washington already has a point guard in Arenas, and they owe him $80 million over the next four seasons. Neither moving Arenas to shooting guard nor trading him to another team is an easy proposition. But Grunfeld left little doubt about his plans for the No. 1 pick.

“We’re going to take the best player available, regardless of position,” he said. “This is a player that we intend to have with us for a long, long time. So whoever the best player we feel is available to us, that’s the one we’ll pick.” –

So…probably Wall. Well, wasn’t that suspenseful. And by the way, the Celtics won again last night to pull ahead 2-0 in their conference final series. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo combined for 53 points, which sounds like a lot.

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