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Tommy Sheppard will make Wizards’ NBA Draft decisions, per reports

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In a press release, the team acknowledged that Tommy Sheppard will be running draft operations even though he is an interim leader.

Tommy Sheppard will make the Wizards’ draft decisions and give updates to fans at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights, D.C.
Stewart W. Small

On Tuesday, I wrote that we should just accept that Tommy Sheppard will be the Wizards’ general manager or basketball decision maker for awhile. The NBA Draft is just eight days away (or June 20, 2019) and hiring a new long-term leader may actually do more harm than good.

At any rate, the Wizards announced on Wednesday that they will host a draft party at the Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA) in Congress Heights, D.C. Press releases also noted that Wizards head coach Scott Brooks and Sheppard will give updates to fans while making decisions in a draft room.

Contrary to some other tweets, they are NOT holding the Draft Party at the adjacent practice facility.

In past years when the Wizards were in the Draft Lottery (ex. 2010-12), season ticket holders had amenities like complimentary food and drink. It is unclear whether that will happen this year.