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.
|9.||Utah (From New York via Phoenix)|
|15.||Chicago (To Milwaukee)|
|16.||Charlotte (To Minnesota via Denver)|
|17.||Milwaukee (To Chicago)|
|23.||Utah (To Minnesota via Philadelphia)|
|25.||Denver (To Memphis)|
|26.||Phoenix (To Oklahoma City)|
|27.||Dallas (To New Jersey)|
|28.||L.A. Lakers (To Memphis)|
|30.||Cleveland (To Washington)|
|32.||Minnesota (To Oklahoma City)|
|37.||Philadelphia (To Milwaukee)|
|39.||L.A. Clippers (To New York via Denver)|
|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)|
|50.||Oklahoma City (To Dallas)|
|51.||Portland (To Oklahoma City via Dallas and Minnesota)|
|54.||Denver (To L.A. Clippers)|
|56.||Phoenix (To Minnesota)|
|57.||Dallas (pick may be conveyed to Indiana)|
|60.||Cleveland (To Phoenix)|