The Washington Wizards were in desperate need of some good fortune. The team, which recently fired its longtime GM, Ernie Grunfeld, finished the 2018-19 season 32-50 after losing star guard John Wall to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. As they are currently constructed, the Wizards are good enough to make the playoffs but do not appear to have the talent needed to contend for a championship. They’re locked into several huge contracts, which will make it difficult for any new GM to maneuver and turn things around quickly.
So heading into the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, the Wizards were hoping for some good luck. The Wiz had the sixth-best odds to get the number one overall pick and land superstar Zion Williamson. Monumental Sports and Entertainment owner Raul Fernandez even brought some bling out to Chicago to help the stars align.
He wore his Capitals Stanley Cup championship ring.