NBA Draft 2013: Wizards Get Third Pick In Draft

This night couldn’t get any better for Washington Wizards fans. After being projected to get the 8th overall pick, the Washington Wizards secured a top 3 pick after the Detroit Pistons ultimately took their spot. Here is the complete order of the NBA Draft Lottery:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. Orlando Magic
  3. Washington Wizards
  4. Charlotte Bobcats
  5. Phoenix Suns
  6. New Orleans Pelicans
  7. Sacramento Kings
  8. Detroit Pistons
  9. Minnesota Timberwolves
  10. Portland Trail Blazers
  11. Philadelphia 76ers
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder
  13. Dallas Mavericks
  14. Utah Jazz


Washington will likely use their third overall pick to select Georgetown’s Otto Porter, assuming he’s on the board. If Porter does end up in a Wizards uniform next year, Washington will fill a scoring role, while not losing much on the defensive side of the floor. Washington desperately needs someone who can score the ball, but can also contribute defensively.

Otto Porter is a perfect fit for Washington, since one of their glaring weaknesses is/was at the small forward position. With John Wall and Bradley Beal on the floor, Porter’s job will become a lot easier, since he was viewed as the number one option at Georgetown.

Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and Kansas’ Ben McLemore are projected to get selected number one and two, respectively.

To sum it up, Washington’s night was a success. Hopefully we won’t have to watch the NBA Draft Lottery next season, for the Wizards’ sake.

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