Rouhier: Lottery misfortune a 'devastating death blow' to Wizards

Josh Luckenbaugh
May 15, 2019 - 10:53 am

Life-long Wizards fan Danny Rouhier didn't expect Washington to land the No. 1 overall pick and Zion Williamson in Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery. But given the odds, he expected them to at least snag a top-six pick. 

But despite coming tantalizingly close to winning the whole thing, the Wizards crashed out of the Zion sweepstakes and fell all the way to the ninth overall pick. And Danny is NOT happy. 

"I need everyone to understand: there was a 96 percent chance that that wouldn't happen," Rouhier said Tuesday. "96 percent chance that what occurred would not occur, casually happened." 

"Just a devastating death blow to a franchise that needed something good to happen. Gone. Hope: gone, eradicated, dead, shot in the foot, destroyed, everything sucks. And it was like that, it was in an instant."

"Now, the ninth pick in the draft has had some success," Rouhier continued. "It's also had some failure. More failure recently than success, but it was so underwhelming. It was just so, 'Of course it went that way.' Terrible night in D.C. sports last night. Terrible."

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