There was a brief moment in time where the Wizards had a shot at the first pick. Three teams remained — New Orleans, Charlotte, and Washington — when ESPN went to commercial.
However, the Wizards’ hopes were dashed immediately after the commercial break as NBA deputy commission, Adam Silver, announced the Wizards would be picking third in next month’s draft.
Here’s the full draft lottery results:
1. New Orleans Hornets
3. Washington Wizards
6. Portland Trail Blazers (from Brooklyn)
10. New Orleans Hornets (from Los Angeles Clippers via Minnesota)
11. Portland Trail Blazers
12. Milwaukee Bucks
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets