Luck be a Wizard? Franchise lands No. 1 pick
Irene Pollin probably wasn't the only person whose mouth hit the floor after the Wizards won the NBA lottery for the second time in franchise history. Despite 10.3 percent odds to win the No. 1 overall pick, the Wizards leapfrogged four teams - including the New Jersey Nets - to claim the prize.
Pollin wore her late husband's 1978 championship ring and President Ernie Grunfeld brought his own good luck charm to Secaucus, N.J. True Hoop's Henry Abbott wrote that it was "Good luck at last for the Wizards" and even found Grunfeld's horoscope, which supported his enthusiasm.
After talking to Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, Mike Wilbon said there shouldn't be any debate: The Wizards have to take Kentucky point guard John Wall with the No. 1 overall pick. Wilbon says Wall could truly be special.
Grunfeld has been coy about the decision, but CBSSports.com's Ken Berger said the Wizards will go with Wall. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski said the Wizards have an excellent foundation for their rebuilding efforts in Wall - and "will work harder than ever to find a trade" for Gilbert Arenas.
ESPN.com's Andy Katz spent time with Wall, who is already talking about playing pickup basketball with President Obama. Wall's agent, Dan Fegan, says, "They need a fresh face coming in right now when the organization had been at an all-time low."
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