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2019 NBA Mock Draft Lottery Simulator 4.0: Zion Williamson to Wizards would be dream come true

2019 NBA Mock Draft Lottery Simulator 4.0: Zion Williamson to Wizards would be dream come true

The best thing about the NBA Draft Lottery always brings hope to fans around the league that this year is “their year” to make that surprise jump.

In this version of our mock draft sim, the greatest result any Wizards fan could ask for, came true -- the No. 1 overall pick, and the chance to draft Zion Williamson.

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Keep in mind, the last four years have seen the team with the worst record in the league land the top pick. Before that though, since the NBA added a weighted system in 1990, just three teams with the worst record have actually landed at the top.

Along with that, seven different times we’ve seen a team jump at least six spots to end up with the number one, which is exactly what the Wizards did here.

The NBA also smoothed out the odds some to give more teams a chance to jump up. This sim isn’t as far fetched as you might think, and there’s a legit chance the Wizards would jump all the way up and land Zion.

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Previous Mock Draft Simulations:

Monday 4/29, 1.0: Cavs get luck and land Zion, Wizards sneak into top 3

Tuesday 4/30, 2.0: Would the Suns seriously take Morant over Williamson?

Wednesday 5/1, 3.0: NBA fans in an uproar -- Lakers jump to No. 1 overall

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Wizards' Greatest Hits: How to watch Wizards 2019 London miracle victory over the New York Knicks

Wizards' Greatest Hits: How to watch Wizards 2019 London miracle victory over the New York Knicks

The next edition of NBC Sports Washington's Wizards' Greatest Hits travels back in time to the first time the Wizards won a regular season game overseas.

Down by 19 in the first half, Knicks' Luke Kornet’s 14 points and Damyean Dotson’s 13 led New York to an early lead. But, the team's competitive fire is the reason they were capable of fighting back and coming within striking distance. 

"We're a competitive team," Beal said. "Win, lose, or draw, we stick together. We keep our heads high, we continue to get better. We're right here in the playoff hunt, which is where we want to be."

Wizards center Thomas Bryant capped off an impressive comeback with a game-winning basket on a goaltend with 0.4 seconds remaining. The Wizards trailed by a point after forcing their ninth turnover of the fourth quarter with 3.3 seconds left. Bradley Beal, who had 26 points in the game, gathered the in-bounds pass out of the timeout and found Bryant cutting to the rim.

You can relive that game (check your channel finder here). Here's everything you need to know. 

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How to Watch: Wizards' Greatest Hits

Who: Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks — January 17, 2019

When: May 28 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: NBC Sports Washington (channel finder), Stream on the NBC Sports MyTeams App

Guest: Scott Brooks

Broadcast Schedule

6:00 PM Wizards Greatest Hits Wizards vs Bulls from April 29, 2014 (R)

7:00 PM Wizards Greatest Hits Wizards vs Knicks from January 17, 2019 (P)

8:00 PM American Ninja Warrior Denver Qualifying Hour 1 (R)

9:00 PM American Ninja Warrior Denver Qualifying Hour 2 (R)

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Report: Hall of Fame enshrinement for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan delayed until 2021

Report: Hall of Fame enshrinement for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan delayed until 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ceremony was to have taken place in Springfield on Aug. 29. Colangelo told ESPN that the event will be moved until the spring of 2021.

Colangelo did not respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. There was no immediate announcement from the Hall of Fame about the rescheduling plan.

"We're definitely canceling," Colangelo told ESPN. "It's going to have to be the first quarter of next year. We'll meet in a couple of weeks and look at the options of how and when and where."

Bryant, Garnett and Duncan all got into the Hall in their first year as finalists, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. The other members of the Class of 2020 were two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton -- who died this past weekend.

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