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Double dagger: Wizards lose Williamson sweepstakes, fall to ninth in NBA draft

Wizards fans can count on seeing Zion Williamson next season. Unfortunately for them, it will be when he comes to Washington with the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.

The Wizards entered Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery with a 9% chance of landing the first overall pick, but the night’s big ping-pong ball winner was New Orleans, who won the No. 1 pick — and the right to take the former Duke star on June 20.

And in a disappointing result for the Wizards, Washington landed the ninth-overall pick — despite having the sixth-worst record in the league.