Wizards lose lottery tiebreaker to Warriors

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Wizards' lottery hopes dwindle just a bit

The Washington Wizards' chances of winning the NBA draft lottery on May 18 got slightly worse on Friday when they lost a tiebreaker to the Golden State Warriors in a random drawing.

The Wizards, who tied with the Warriors for the league's fourth-worst record at 26-56, will have the fifth-best odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick at 10.3 percent, while the Warriors have the fourth-best chance at 10.4 percent. The Wizards will pick 34th or 35th overall in the second round, depending on whether they or the Warriors draw a higher first-round selection in the lottery. The worst pick the Wizards can receive in the first round is eighth.

Also Friday, NBA Commissioner David Stern informed teams at the board of governor's meeting that revenue hadn't decreased as much as expected and the projected salary cap next season would be $56.1 million, an increase of between $3 million and $6 million over the previous projection.

-- Michael Lee

The Utah Jazz say Carlos Boozer will be a game-time decision in Saturday's playoff opener at Denver. Boozer has a strained muscle in his rib cage. . . .

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will miss one to two weeks.


The Miami Dolphins have traded wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to the San Francisco 49ers, the teams announced.

The Dolphins receive a fifth-round pick in next week's NFL draft in return, according to announcement by the 49ers.

"We added a talented player, that fit a need," 49ers Coach Mike Singletary said, according to the team's Web site. "He's a bundle of potential and his upside is off the charts. This guy can fly."

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