It’s no secret that Zion Williamson was hoping of the New York Knicks to get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but the ping pong balls didn’t bounce that way, despite the Knicks having a 14% chance of securing the top pick.
As it turns out, the New Orleans Pelicans and their 6% chance to win the draft actually happened when they envelope revealed that they were selecting No. 1 overall in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft.
Following the announcement, it was reported by Marcus Spears of ESPN that Zion wasn’t excited about the idea of playing for the Pelicans:
Zion Williamson was QUICKLY whisked out of the room after Pelicans were announced the winner of the draft lottery. Source said the former Duke star was rooting to go to New York, but now is going to New Orleans.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 15, 2019
During Wednesday’s edition of ESPN’s The Jump, Brian Windhorst addressed the elephant int eh room when he stated that Williamson may still go back to Duke since he hadn’t signed with an agent yet:
“He does have some options. I’m not saying he’s going to pick these options, but he has not signed with an agent and he has not signed a shoe deal yet,” Windhorst explained. “He could threaten to go back to Duke.”