Why John Wall Will Still Be A New Jersey Net

May 19th, 2010 by Stan Rosenberg Leave a reply »
Last night, the Washington Wizards surprised the country, and killed the hearts of New Jersey Nets fans by receiving the number one pick in the NBA Draft Lottery. Many people assume the Wizards will draft John Wall number one on June 24th but there are two reasons this may not be the case: Washington desperately needs to rebuild its team and one player simply isn't enough and the New Jersey Nets are willing to overpay to lure Lebron James.

Last season, the Washington Wizards dealt with much adversity. The majority owner of the team, Abe Polin, died during the season and two of the team's players, Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crintenton, were suspended for the season for violating the league's gun policy. The Wizards front office also traded two of their cornerstone players: Antawan Jamison and Caron Butler in an effort to rebuild the team.

Forgetting about John Wall, if the season ended today, the Wizards starting five would be Josh Howard, Mike Miller, Andre Blatche, Gilbert Arenas, and JaVale McGee. There are rumors the Wizards would like to dump Arenas's contract and without him, the team would be devoid of all-star caliber players.

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