• Anthony Davis Odds: Where Celtics Stand After Pelicans' NBA Draft Lottery Win

    8 days ago - By NESN

    The Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, adding another intriguing wrinkle to New Orleans' offseason, which already figured to be eventful thanks to Anthony Davis' trade request .
    Zion Williamson is the coveted prize of the 2019 NBA Draft, and it would be surprising to see New Orleans do anything other than select the Duke standout with the No. 1 overall pick.
    But what about Davis? How does winning the lottery impact the likelihood of New Orleans trading Davis, and which teams are the frontrunners for the six-time All-Star when taking into account Tuesday's results?
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  • Look: Sean Payton Tweets Zion Williamson in Saints Jersey Post-NBA Draft Lottery

    8 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Zion Williamson appears set to join the New Orleans Pelicans as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft after the Pels won the draft lottery Tuesday, but New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has other ideas...
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  • 3 potential trades for teams with NBA lottery picks

    8 days ago - By FanSided

    With the NBA Draft Lottery order set, teams can start scouting their prospects and thinking about potential trades. Here are a few that would be fun to see. The 2019 NBA Draft order was finalized on Tuesday evening, with the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies both jumping up six spots to claim the top...
    3 potential trades for teams with NBA lottery picks - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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  • Pelicans front office optimistic after draft lottery success

    8 days ago - By Yardbarke

    Tuesday night was a massive one for the Pelicans, who won the 2019 draft lottery despite entering the night with just a 6.0% of landing that top pick. As William Guillory of The Athletic details, head coach Alvin Gentry was representing the team in the drawing room and was ecstatic when he learned that the team would be drafting first overall, exclaiming “F- yeah!” and high-fiving other representatives in the room. While the Pelicans will now have the opportunity to build around super-prospect Zion Williamson, Gentry and new head of basketball operations David Griffin remain optimistic...
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  • SLAM 2019 Lottery Mock Draft 1.0 🧐

    SLAM 2019 Lottery Mock Draft 1.0 🧐

    8 days ago - By SLAMonline

    ZION TO NOLA?! RJ TO NEW YORK?!
    Immediately after the lottery order for the 2019 NBA Draft was revealed on Tuesday night, the SLAM staff knocked out a mock. Each person was assigned a team prior to the event and then asked to quickly reassess once the results were in.
    Here's what we came up with:
    Our projected No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks both graced the cover of the latest issue of SLAM. Make sure to check out the Zion Williamson story and the Ja Morant story .
    Head to our store to cop a mag as well!
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  • NBA Mock Draft 2019: Lottery results let Pelicans take Zion Williamson at No. 1, Grizzlies get Ja Morant at No. 2

    8 days ago - By CBSSports

    Here's how the NBA Draft might go after the order was set by a wild lottery drawing
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  • Duke's Zion Williamson is NBA's consensus top pick, but mock drafts very widely

    8 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Zion Williamson has been considered the consensus No. 1 pick in June's NBA draft for all of his brief one-season career at Duke and that hasn't changed. The power forward is likely headed to New Orleans after the Pelicans one the NBA lottery Tuesday night. But Williamson isn't the only consensus
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  • Lucky charms and F-bombs in NBA draft lottery drawing room, as Pelicans learned their Zion destiny

    8 days ago - By Washingtonpost

    The Pelicans won big in Tuesday night's Zion Williamson sweepstakes, and their coach wasn't afraid to show his emotions.
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  • NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Still Wants Trade, Despite Pelicans NBA Draft Lottery Win

    8 days ago - By NESN

    The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery apparently didn't change Anthony Davis' mind.
    The New Orleans Pelicans superstar still wants his team to trade him this offseason, despite the fact it won the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Tuesday night via Twitter, citing NBA sources.
    The New Orleans Pelicans are now set up to be Zion Williamson's franchise to lift, and No. 1 pick could ease potential trade of Anthony Davis. His stance on a trade has not changed, league sources tell TheAthleticNBA Stadium .
    - Shams Charania May 15, 2019
    Most predict Zion Williamson will...
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  • N.B.A. Draft Lottery Recap: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, and the Right to Select Zion Williamson

    8 days ago - By NYT

    New Orleans faces the decision of whether to select the N.B.A.'s most hyped prospect since LeBron James or to trade the pick for a king's ransom of assets.
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  • Finding the gem of 2019 NBA draft class: Six impact players overshadowed by Zion Williamson

    Finding the gem of 2019 NBA draft class: Six impact players overshadowed by Zion Williamson

    8 days ago - By USA Today

    Much of the NBA draft hype has focused on Zion Williamson and the next few picks, but here are possible gems who could be taken later in the draft.
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  • Sights and Sounds from Pelicans winning NBA Draft Lottery

    8 days ago - By Sportsnet

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  • Winners and losers from the 2019 NBA draft lottery

    8 days ago - By Sportsnet

    Fourteen teams had the opportunity to have their franchise altered for the better and land the NBA's most coveted prospect since LeBron James in Duke phenom Zion Williamson on Tuesday. And by the time the ping pong balls fell, it was, improbably, the New Orleans Pelicans who were awarded the league's top draft prize - despite just a six per cent chance.
    The 2019 NBADraftLottery order is set. pic.twitter.com/PEbqipMVFL
    - NBA May 15, 2019
    But the surprises weren't limited to just the No. 1 pick, and the high-stakes draft lottery certainly delivered drama. Here's a look at winners and losers...
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  • Celtics Reportedly Came This Close To Landing No. 4 Pick In NBA Draft

    8 days ago - By NESN

    The Boston Celtics reportedly were one ping-pong ball away from a miracle at the NBA Draft Lottery.
    We'll spare you all the contingency/protection mumbo-jumbo and just tell you that the Celtics had a 3.7 percent chance of landing a pick in the 2-4 range. Boston, which owned the Sacramento Kings' pick so long as it wasn't first overall, entered Tuesday night with the greatest odds of securing the No. 14 pick, the last spot in the lottery.
    The Celtics wound up with the No. 14 pick, while the New Orleans Pelicans nabbed the top spot and a likely marriage with phenom Zion Williamson. But Danny...
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  • Lakers Rumors: Latest Trade Reports Following 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

    8 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    The New Orleans Pelicans were the biggest winners of Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, taking home the No. 1 pick and the chance to select Duke superstar Zion Williamson, but things went rather swimmingly for the Los Angeles Lakers as well...
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  • NBA lottery 2019: Lakers jump to No. 4 is 'power asset,' GM Rob Pelinka says

    NBA lottery 2019: Lakers jump to No. 4 is 'power asset,' GM Rob Pelinka says

    8 days ago - By Sporting News

    Los Angeles was originally expected to fall out of the top 10 and held just a 9.4 percent chance to move as far up as it did.
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  • Winners and losers from the NBA Draft Lottery

    Winners and losers from the NBA Draft Lottery

    8 days ago - By TheScore

    The NBA draft order and Zion Williamson's likely home were both decided by the results of Tuesday's draft lottery. Here are some winners and losers from a chaotic night: Winners: David Griffin and the Pelicans Griffin, who took over the New Orleans Pelicans ' general manager job last month, has now been employed by four of the last nine lottery winners, dating back to his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, when agent Rich Paul went public with Anthony Davis ' trade request during the season, the Pelicans appeared to have hit rock bottom under former GM Dell Demps. Less than four...
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  • Poll: Were NBA's Draft Lottery Changes Effective?

    8 days ago - By Hoops Rumors

    Two weeks before Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, we took a closer look at four lottery scenarios that - based on the odds - were more likely than not to happen. As we cautioned in that story, not all of those scenarios would actually play out. For instance, the Knicks technically defied the odds by landing in the top three rather than fourth or fifth .
    However, the first scenario we outlined in that story did, in fact, play out. As we explained, there was a 45.5% chance that a team in the 5-14 range of the lottery standings would land the No. 1 overall pick, as opposed to just a 42% chance...
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  • Ja Morant 'Not Disappointed' Grizzlies Got No. 2 Pick in 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

    8 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    The New Orleans Pelicans won the Zion Williamson sweepstakes during Tuesday's NBA draft lottery in Chicago, but the Memphis Grizzlies landed quite the consolation prize-the No...
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  • NBA Draft lottery 2019: Like NYC, Zion Williamson was rooting for Knicks, too, report says

    NBA Draft lottery 2019: Like NYC, Zion Williamson was rooting for Knicks, too, report says

    8 days ago - By Sporting News

    When he saw the Pelicans shoplift the top spot, Williamson reportedly was "quickly whisked" out of the NBA Draft lottery room in Chicago.
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