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Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NBA: Wizards get No. 1 pick in draft lottery


By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

SECAUCUS, N.J. The Washington Wizards have won the NBA's draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in next month's draft.

With Irene Pollin wearing the 1978 Bullets championship ring of her late husband, longtime owner Abe Pollin, the Wizards moved up Tuesday from the No. 5 spot, where they had only a 10.3 percent chance of winning.

They will likely choose between Kentucky freshman John Wall and Ohio State swingman Evan Turner, the national player of the year.

The New Jersey Nets, which had an NBA-worst 12-70 record, fell to third. It's the sixth straight year the team with the best chance to win didn't land the top pick in the NBA draft.

The Philadelphia 76ers moved up to grab the No. 2 pick.