Washington Wizards to pick No. 3 in 2013 NBA Draft

All hail Bradley Beal! The Wizards' rookie proved to be a good-luck charm, as the Wizards have moved up to the No. 3 selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.

All hail Bradley Beal! The Wizards' second-year man proved to be the good luck charm, allowing the Washington Wizards to move up to the No. 3 selection in the 2013 NBA Draft. While the Wizards lost the No. 1 pick to the soon-to-be-rival Cleveland Cavaliers, the Wizards will now have their choice of a number of blue-chip prospects in this draft.

The Cavaliers will have the No. 1 pick, followed by the Orlando Magic. Here is the NBA Draft order.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers

2. Orlando Magic

3. Washington Wizards

4. Charlotte Bobcats

5. Phoenix Suns

6. New Orleans Pelicans

7. Sacramento Kings

8. Detroit Pistons

9. Minnesota Timberwolves

10. Portland Trail Blazers

11. Philadelphia 76ers

12. Oklahoma City Thunder

13. Dallas Mavericks

14. Utah Jazz

The Wizards had just a 12.4-percent chance of moving into the top three, so this is a major victory. While the Wizards may not win Nerlens Noel, they have ensured that they will be able to draft one of Otto Porter, Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore, in addition to any other combination of players. Those players will help the Wizards next season.

Washington also possesses the No. 38 and No. 54 picks in the second round. Let the real work begin.

More BF draft coverage:

• Scouting reports: Trey Burke | Anthony Bennett | Alex Len | Nerlens Noel | Otto Porter | Ben McLemore | Shabazz Muhammad.

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