Washington Wizards draw top pick

The Washington Wizards certainly feel like they won the lottery. The Wizards only had a 10.3 percent chance of having their name drawn first, but that’s exactly what happened during the NBA’s Draft Lottery on May 18.

The team with the fifth worst record in the NBA will now have the right to choose first during the June 24 draft. The lottery win will likely be a huge boost to a team that was mired in controversy this past season. In January, Javaris Crittendon and Gilbert Arenas were suspended for bringing guns into the locker room, and long-time Wizards star Caron Butler was traded in February.

The Philadelphia 76ers, with the sixth worst record, moved into the second spot of the draft. And the New Jersey Nets with the league’s worst record dropped to the third spot, despite the organization’s 25 percent chance of nabbing the first pick.

The remaining order of the 2010 NBA Draft is outlined in the table below.

No. Team
1. Washington
2. Philadelphia
3. New Jersey
4. Minnesota
5. Sacramento
6. Golden State
7. Detroit
8. L.A. Clippers
9. Utah (From New York via Phoenix)
10. Indiana
11. New Orleans
12. Memphis
13. Toronto
14. Houston
15. Chicago (To Milwaukee)
16. Charlotte (To Minnesota via Denver)
17. Milwaukee (To Chicago)
18. Miami
19. Boston
20. San Antonio
21. Oklahoma City
22. Portland
23. Utah (To Minnesota via Philadelphia)
24. Atlanta
25. Denver (To Memphis)
26. Phoenix (To Oklahoma City)
27. Dallas (To New Jersey)
28. L.A. Lakers (To Memphis)
29. Orlando
30. Cleveland (To Washington)
31. New Jersey
32. Minnesota (To Oklahoma City)
33. Sacramento
34. Golden State
35. Washington
36. Detroit
37. Philadelphia (To Milwaukee)
38. New York
39. L.A. Clippers (To New York via Denver)
40. Indiana
41. New Orleans (To Miami)
42. Toronto (To Miami)
43. Memphis (To L.A. Lakers)
44. Chicago (To Portland)
45. Houston (To Minnesota)
46. Charlotte (To Phoenix)
47. Milwaukee
48. Miami
49. San Antonio
50. Oklahoma City (To Dallas)
51. Portland (To Oklahoma City via Dallas and Minnesota)
52. Boston
53. Atlanta
54. Denver (To L.A. Clippers)
55. Utah
56. Phoenix (To Minnesota)
57. Dallas (pick may be conveyed to Indiana)
58. L.A. Lakers
59. Orlando
60. Cleveland (To Phoenix)