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Chances are we won't get a "rotation" player with the #46 pick.

In a perfect universe, the Wizards would nab a quality rotation player with their #46 overall pick in Thursday's draft. Also, in said perfect universe, cheeseburgers would be fat free, weather would be 70 degrees with a mild breeze year round, and my kids would not know that a loathesome cartoon called "Caillou" was ever created. Sadly, such a place does not exist.

Here's reality: the Wizards will likely pick someone who'll be out of the league in a season, or at best, go on to become some other team's contributor. To underscore the long odds a team faces picking #46, I pulled the a list of draftees since 2003. The results were not encouraging.

2013 Erick Green - College SG failed to make transition to PG.
2012 Darius Miller - Rode the bench for the Pelicans.
2011 Andrew Goudelock - Rode the Lakers bench before getting one out of necessity playoff start.
2010 Gani Lawal - Undersized big blew guaranateed contract in Sixers camp last Fall.
2009 Danny Green - The rare best case scenario. Cut by the post-Lebron Cavs (!) and bounced around Spurs D-League affiliate until sticking.
2008 Trent Plaisted - Who?
2007 Stephane Lasme - Who?
2006 Dee Brown - One time Wizard was picked as a favor to Deron Williams.
2005 Erazem Lorbek - Who?
2004 Bernard Robinson - DC product got solid minutes for expansion season Bobcats. Nothing since.
2003 Matt Bonner - The Red Rocket found an early role with Toronto before landing with the Spurs.

Sorry folks, those are some loooong odds.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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