Does John Wall To the Washington Wizards Open the Door For LeBron James?

May 19th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
Now that the Wizards have landed the No. 1 overall pick despite only having a 10.3 percent chance to do so, they've won the right to draft John Wall if they so choose.

If you listen to Wizards forward Andray Blatche, the Wizards "have no choice but to" draft Wall with the No. 1 pick.  That's despite the fact they have their incumbent point guard, Gilbert Arenas, returning from his year-long suspension.

Fellow B/R writer Alex McVeigh believes Wall actually allows Arenas to return to his natural position of shooting guard , and could give the Wizards "the most dangerous backcourt since Isaiah/Dumars."  

In that case...has Washington suddenly become the dark horse in the LeBron James Summer of 2010 sweepstakes?

The Wizards only have five players with guaranteed contracts for next season (Arenas, Andray Blatche, Al Thornton, Nick Young, and Javale McGee), and a sixth in Quinton Ross who will likely opt into his player option.

Washington also has the option to pick up a $4.8 million qualifying offer for backup guard Randy Foye.  Meanwhile, the contracts of Josh Howard ($11.8 million) and Mike Miller ($9.75 millio ...

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