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Wizards 2020 NBA draft lottery rep announced

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The Wizards will have Rui Hachimura representing them on Thursday night for the NBA draft lottery, which will be held virtually this year due to the coronavirus.

Hachimura, 22, was the ninth overall pick in the first round last year. The Wizards have the ninth-best odds for this year's lottery with a 4.5% chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick.

Last year, before the Wizards drafted Hachimura, they had the sixth-best lottery odds and moved back to ninth. That worked out okay, though, as Hachimura was a standout in his rookie season, averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

The Wizards' most likely pick this year is ninth, which they hold a 50.7% chance of landing. Their second-most likely pick is 10th, which they hold a 25.9% chance of receiving.

Hachimura follows in a tradition of recent Wizards first round picks representing the franchise at the lottery. John Wall had the honor in 2011 and Bradley Beal did it in 2013. Last year, the Wizards sent a member of their ownership group, Raul Fernandez.

Here is a full list of the lottery representatives set for Thursday:

Atlanta Hawks - Jami Gertz

Charlotte Hornets - Devonte' Graham  

Chicago Bulls - Arturus Karnisovas  

Cleveland Cavaliers - Brad Daugherty  

Detroit Pistons - Troy Weaver  

Golden State Warriors - Stephen Curry  

Memphis Grizzlies - Elliot Perry  

Minnesota Timberwolves - D'Angelo Russell  

New Orleans Pelicans - Trajan Langdon  

New York Knicks - Leon Rose  

 

Phoenix Suns - James Jones  

Sacramento Kings - De'Aaron Fox  

San Antonio Spurs - Peter J. Holt  

Washington Wizards - Rui Hachimura