Back in the Summer of 2009 the Wizards came out of the draft lottery holding the 5th pick. The draft class looked really weak at the time and the 5th pick didn't seem like it would really pan out to be anything. There was no doubt that Blake Griffin was going to be selected first overall and after that there was nobody left that was a shoe in future star.
In the 5th position, one player who's name constantly came up was Ricky Rubio. Rubio was a young point guard from Spain who didn't really want to play in the NBA. He kept saying he didn't want to play in Washington, among other places, and it was pretty well known that he was going to play in Spain instead of the NBA for some period of time. Rubio had lots of talent, but was going to be drafted what seemed like more based on potential as he was only 19 years old.