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Pulling a Rabbit Out of the Hat
Pulling a Rabbit Out of the Hat

Dedicated Wizards fans soon hope to find out if General Manager, Ernie Grunfeld, can find the big ticket in this years’ NBA Lottery. After receiving the sixth overall pick in the 2011-2012 NBA Draft, the Wizards will be looking to add depth to their perimeter and low post game. Circulating reports from draft experts have the Washington Wizards selecting Enes Kanter, a 6’11” Power Forward, out of The University of Kentucky. Kanter, who has a knack for dominating the boards, coupled with an extremely high basketball IQ, was permanently ineligible this season for receiving more than $33,000 in benefits, while playing for his Turkish club team, Fenerbahce.

The unique talent out of Turkey spent his college basketball season preparing for the NBA Draft with Kentucky head coach, John Calipari. Other possible options for the Wizards draft plans also include Bismack Biyombo, a defensive Don Dada out of the Congo, and Jan Vesely, a skilled athletic, sure shot swingman, from overseas. After an array of big named college players decided to stay in school for another year, with a possible NBA lockout heavily looming, scouts have titled this year’s draft class as at best, mediocre. However, with the sixth, eighteenth, and thirty-fourth picks in this year’s draft, Grunfeld is sure to take a step in the right direction.