Once the Wizards became mathematically eliminated from playoff contention at the end of March, focus began to shift from the present and more towards the future. The future of the organization has a lot to do with what number draft pick the Wizards will have in the lottery, a place Washington has not selected since 2013 when they drafted Otto Porter Jr. at No. 3 overall.
The actual draft is not until June 20, but next Tuesday's draft lottery is just as important, where the ping pong balls will bounce and the Wizards will find out what pick they have. The Wizards finish the season with the sixth-best odds to land the No. 1 overall pick, where they have a nine percent chance.
See their full odds for every selection here.
On Wednesday, the Wizards announced they would be sending team co-owner Raul Fernandez, as their representative for Tuesday's draft lottery.
Fernandez is a Washington, D.C. native. He attended St. John's College High School, where their football stadium is now named after him. He then went on to graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Hopefully Fernandez brings the luck the Wizards need, as they aim to land a high draft selection where they can pick a player that will be a cornerstone of the franchise for years to come.
The lottery takes place next Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in Chicago.
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