The Washington Wizards selected Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack in the 2011 NBA Draft on Thursday night, but they also entertained the thought of trading a couple of those picks and moving up in the draft to take either Derrick Williams or Enes Kanter. In the end, though, they decided to stand pat, and a large part of that might have been because the price tag was too high.
In an interview on "Overtime" with Bill Rohland and Danny Rouhier on on 106.7 The Fan, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said the asking price to move up was higher than initially reported.
"We tried to trade up, but the price was really high," he said. "Some people wanted No. 6, No. 18 and our No. 1 pick next year. So we thought: let's use all three of those picks."
If that was indeed the price teams like Minnesota, Utah and Cleveland may have been demanding for moving up, it was probably best the Wizards stayed put.