Wizards Look to Add Starter with 3rd Pick
New Orleans may have moved up three spots to earn the right to draft Kentucky big man Anthony Davis with the No. 1 overall pick, and Charlotte may have secured the No. 2 pick after finishing with the worst winning percentage in NBA history, but (Zach) Leonsis felt relief and comfort with the outcome.
“We end our night really thrilled,” said Leonsis, son of Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and the manager of business development for Monumental Sports and Entertainment. “I’m not trying to sugarcoat it, we’re really lucky that this is a good draft and we’re going to get an impact player, potential starting five kind of a guy and he’s really going to help our team.”
Afterward, his father shared his enthusiasm, despite missing out on Davis, the consensus player of the year last season. Ted Leonsis emphatically stated: “This fortunately is a deep draft. We won’t be trading the third pick in the draft.”