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Wizards Will Pick Third in 2012 NBA Draft

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Unfortunately, Zachary Leonsis's good luck charms did not bring the Washington Wizards what they ultimately wanted, as they will select third in the 2012 NBA Draft June 28.

Washington had a 19.9 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but slid down one place. The Charlotte Bobcats, who had a 25 percent chance of claiming the top selection, slipped to second, giving the New Orleans Hornets the first overall pick.

Perhaps a saving grace is the fact that the Wizards will have a higher pick than they did last summer; they selected sixth overall in 2011.

Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at)

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