The Wizards are dispatching coach Flip Saunders to the television-studio hot seat. He is their human amulet.
“I am putting our lucky coach up there,” Grunfeld said Monday. “He was up there one time before, and his team got Kevin Garnett.”
Grunfeld calls the 17.8 percent an “exciting” opportunity.
“We’ll see what happens,” he said. “It’s the luck of the draw. But we’re right there with the Clippers. We’ll see how it turns out and go from there.”
The Wizards, if healthy, are no lottery team. The lottery is the bonus of the interminable 19-win season.
“Regardless, we’re going to get a quality player,” Grunfeld said.
Let that player be Griffin. Or Rubio as the consolation prize. Let the offseason healing begin in dramatic fashion.
“I’m feeling good,” Grunfeld said.
But are you feeling lucky?
“Yeah, I’m feeling lucky,” he said.
The team’s supporters can hope.