For Washington Wizards fans, it's that time of year again. The time of year when fans can have hope for their basketball team for at least a week or two before a losing regular season quickly squashes that hope.
That time, of course, is the NBA draft. The Wizards were very lucky a few weeks ago when they won the No. 3 overall pick in the draft lottery when they were predicted to only leave the lottery with the No. 9 pick.
Now, there is talk of which players Washington should take with the pick, or if general manager Ernie Grunfeld should just trade the pick away for one or two veterans.
But assuming the Wizards keep the pick and draft a new, young player to complement point guard John Wall and shooting guard Bradley Beal, this year's draft class is certainly deep enough that there are quite a few options.
But the higher on the priority list a player is, the more likely the Wizards are to draft that player, the better the player would make the Wizards immediately and the better fit the player is for the current Wizards roster.
It seems as if the Wizards have been rebuilding for almost four or more years now, and drafting the right player could finally put them over the hump and propel them into the playoffs.