Washington Wizards Want Out of Lottery?

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IJune 16, 2009

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There are plenty of teams looking to make moves this postseason, and some are looking to trade out of the lottery. The Toronto Star reports that the Wizards are looking to move out of the Top 10, however the offers given thus far are not impressive.

Washington is looking for help both at the point guard position as well as getting younger in the paint, and if UConn’s Hasheem Thabeet is gone by the time they select, a team may be able to get that pick.

In other news, Brandon Jennings quickly reversed his stance on his comments of Ricky Rubio. The Sacramento Bee reports Jennings cleared up his remarks he made last week at the Kings workout day, saying “”I was wrong for saying he’s all hype that’s not fair. I was wrong, I guess I just wanna compete against the best.

"But off the court the kid is a great guy. I will never disrespect him.”

Jennings, Jonny Flynn, and Jrue Holiday all shined in their workouts for Sacramento, however there has not been any indication from Sacramento who they may be leaning towards with their selection.

Jennings worked out for the Knicks yesterday, and said all the right things to the media watching him.“I really want to come here, I’m not going to lie.” “D’Antoni’s system is great for all point guards. You see what he did for Steve Nash.”

The Knicks have made it known that Stephen Curry is their priority much of the off season, though if he is gone before they pick, Jennings might get a look there.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports there have been talks internally regarding the potential of moving forward Josh Smith as the NBA Draft looms. There are plenty of teams that may be interested in a scoring post player like Smith, however what the Hawks would want in return remains to be seen.

In free agent news, The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Pistons, Hawks, and Blazers are looking to bring in Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu this offseason. Orlando is expected to make an aggressive offer to retain Hedo, but it is not a given he will return.

The Blazers are expected to also look at bringing in Trevor Ariza from the champion Lakers as well.