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Richard Jefferson is having none of this 'Zion could return to Duke' nonsense

The New Orleans Pelicans unexpectedly won the No. 1 pick in the draft — sending New York Knicks fans to tears — and the rights to draft Duke superstar Zion Williamson. The Pelicans had a six percent shot at winning the lottery, lower odds than the Knicks and Chicago Bulls. The Knicks were reportedly Williamson's preferred landing spot and so much was made of his reaction to the lottery results.
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It turns out Zion Williamson is happy with New Orleans and not going back to Duke

Much was made of purported No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Zion Williamson's snickering reaction to Tuesday's news that the New Orleans Pelicans won the Zion sweepstakes and a report that he would have preferred to play for the New York Knicks, who landed the third pick despite entering with the best lottery odds. Zion Williamson was QUICKLY whisked out of the room after Pelicans were announced the winner of the draft lottery. While the Pelicans have not explicitly said they will draft Wi...
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Stephen A. Smith went off after the Knicks didn't win the draft lottery

ESPN commentator and New York Knicks fan Stephen A. Smith is reportedly on track to make up to $10 million, and he is worth every single penny. Because when moments such as the Knicks losing out on Zion Williamson and the No. 1 overall selection happen, this man provides us with television gold. Stephen A. Smith is livid after the Knicks did not receive the top overall pick in the NBA draft.
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Anthony Davis still wants to be traded despite Pelicans landing No. 1 pick

Senior NBA Insider Chris Haynes discusses the future of the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis and the New York Knicks free agency plans.
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Here's how Zion Williamson reacted to the Pelicans getting the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft

Duke Blue Devils star Zion Williamson probably didn't expect the New Orleans Pelicans to wind up with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. The Pelicans entered the lottery with a six percent chance at landing that selection. The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls — among others — had better odds.
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Sean Payton is already trying to lure Zion Williamson to the Saints

It's been over 12 hours since it was announced that the No. 1 pick in NBA draft belongs to the New Orleans Pelicans, and fans and employees may still be blinking in disbelief. The team had just a four percent chance of landing the top pick, and now they're looking at a future that almost certainly contains Zion Williamson. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton doesn't think Williamson should stop at the Pelicans, though.
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2019 NBA Lottery results: Biggest winners and losers from crazy night

NBA Lottery results: Biggest winners and losers from crazy night originally appeared on The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery lived up to the hype. Thanks to the new lottery odds format, there were plenty of teams rising and falling in the draft order as the event unfolded Tuesday night in Chicago. The New Orleans Pelicans ended up winning the lottery for the second time in team history, and now they have the opportunity to draft Duke forward Zion Williamson, who has been labelled by ma...
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Who has the best Anthony Davis trade package after the NBA draft lottery?

The New Orleans Pelicans won Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, which poses a karma conundrum. On one hand, their fans endured a hellish season in which superstar Anthony Davis requested a trade, and the promise of Zion Williamson — the most anticipated prospect since Davis — is a heck of a consolation prize if that request is finally granted this summer. On the other, the organization's failures have driven the last two faces of the franchise — Davis and Chris Paul — to ask out before the e...
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NBA draft lottery: The New Orleans Pelicans win first draft pick and chance to sign Zion Williamson

The New Orleans Pelicans won Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery meaning they'll get the first chance to sign presumed number one draft pick Zion Williamson.
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Is college superstar Williamson heading to the Pelicans? Lowdown on the NBA draft lottery

The New Orleans Pelicans won Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery meaning they'll get the first chance to sign presumed number one draft pick Zion Williamson.
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New Orleans Pelicans win top pick in NBA draft lottery

Duke basketball star Zion Williamson expected to be a first-round pick.
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2019 NBA Draft Lottery Winners and Losers: Pelicans, Tanking for the W; Bulls, Knicks take an L

The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, the most bizarre ritual in the four major American sports, has taken place and the New Orleans Pelicans have won the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. In early February, former Cavs general manager David Griffin tweeted that the Pelicans should drive a hard bargain in trade talks for Anthony Davis because the Pelicans, in Davis, "have a Top 3 most attractive trade asset in the league." At the time, Griffin was an NBATV analyst and SiriusXM host, and was responding to an ES...
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There Were Over 1 Million Tweets About the NBA Draft Lottery

Twitter said the National Basketball Association's draft lottery Tuesday night spurred over 1 million tweets, or more than four times last year's total. The most-mentioned teams Tuesday night were: New York Knicks (ended up with the third pick despite being a favorite to land the top choice) New Orleans Pelicans (won the No. 1 pick...
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2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

With the Western Conference Finals underway, it’s time to turn our attention to the Eastern Conference Finals. On Tuesday, Golden State dominated Portland in Game 1. Also, on Tuesday night, the New Orleans Pelicans earned the #1 draft pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Now onto the Eastern Conference Finals where the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Toronto Raptors. Milwaukee took care of the Celtics in five games. The Bucks won four consecutive games after Boston took Game 1 in Milwaukee. Toront...
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NBA Rumors: How Pelicans winning lottery impacts Anthony Davis trade

NBA Rumors: How Pelicans winning lottery impacts Anthony Davis trade originally appeared on The Anthony Davis trade saga just went from interesting to fascinating. Tuesday's 2019 NBA Draft Lottery saw the best asset to lure Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans go to ... the New Orleans Pelicans, who now can draft Zion Williamson at No.
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New Orleans Pelicans win the NBA draft lottery -- and likely the Zion Williamson sweepstakes

There were f-bombs of joy emitted from New Orleans -- and likely many were spewed out of despair in New York.
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Even if Anthony Davis still wants out, Zion Williamson gives Pelicans a bold future

In the middle of a season gone bad, the New Orleans Pelicans found themselves on the brink as a franchise — their star player wanted out, his high-powered agent was trying to orchestrate it and plenty of fans were left trying to figure out whether they still cared enough anymore to even be outraged. Anthony Davis went nowhere. The team destroyed whatever chemistry there was on the Los Angeles Lakers by dangling him as trade bait (the same Lakers who employ LeBron James, whose best friend and age...
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New Orleans Pelicans win NBA draft lottery, get No. 1 overall pick

With a 6% chance, the Pelicans won the lottery to claim the NBA draft's top pick, which will presumably be used to select Duke's Zion Williamson.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Timberwolves fail to move up in NBA lottery, will pick 11th

The franchise still has never moved up from their assigned spot in lottery history. The New Orleans Pelicans had better luck, obtaining the No. 1 pick.
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Would the Knicks consider trading Zion Williamson if they land the top pick?

The NBA draft lottery is nearly upon us, and all eyes are on Duke phenom Zion Williamson. Whichever team gets the No. 1 pick will almost certainly pick him, and it could change the entire direction of a franchise. You would assume that Zion would change a franchise by just playing for them, but apparently that's not the only option on the table.
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Suns announce Monty Williams as head coach

The Phoenix Suns will hire Monty Williams, the Philadelphia 76ers assistant, as their new head coach, per a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. The Suns confirmed the hire minutes later. Williams returns to head coaching ranks Williams, 47, was the New Orleans Pelicans head coach from the 2010-11 season to to '14-15.
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Clippers assistant GM Trent Redden to remain with team after meeting with Pelicans

The Clippers’ front office will remain intact after assistant General Manager Trent Redden decided to remain in L.A. after meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans about a high-ranking job, as was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and confirmed by a league source. Redden will continue his work with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, President Lawrence Frank and GM Michael Winger, who recently turned down a chance to interview for the Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations po...
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David Griffin believes Anthony Davis is 'open to staying' with Pelicans, asks if he's all-in

The New Orleans Pelicans officially introduced David Griffin as their president of basketball operations Wednesday. The former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager takes over one of the NBA's hottest story lines in what will happen to superstar Anthony Davis. Davis made a trade demand midseason and there's expected to be a bidding war for the center.
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DeMarcus Cousins doesn't want to be called 'Boogie' anymore

DeMarcus Cousins has seen a significant change in his career trajectory since last season. After being traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans, Cousins was playing alongside another star in Anthony Davis and staring at a max deal at the end of his expiring contract. The Pelicans let him walk as a free agent, and Cousins eventually signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Warriors for $5.3 million instead of a long-term nine-figure contract.
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Anthony Davis on future with Pelicans: 'I can't be mad if I'm here next year'

He spoke to reporters at an end-of-season news conference on Wednesday and presented a realistic view of what could happen to him in the offseason. Via "I'm under contract still. I have a year left.
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Anthony Davis offers up strange excuse about wearing a 'That's all folks' shirt to Pelicans game

Davis claims the shirt was already hanging for him when he put his clothes on. When asked who hung the shirt, Davis says he isn't sure. That's a ...
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry admits Anthony Davis 'got some bad advice'

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry admits Anthony Davis 'got some bad advice' originally appeared on New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry has been in the NBA for more than three decades, and yet he hadn't seen anything as toxic as the Anthony Davis/Los Angeles Lakers trade drama that unfolded in the weeks leading up the February trade deadline. Davis didn't play in Tuesday night's regular season finale against the Golden State Warriors, likely ending...
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Kerr allays Curry injury concerns

Steve Kerr says Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry should be fit for the start of the NBA playoffs after suffering a sprained foot. Curry left the Warriors' penultimate game of the regular season against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday after falling in the first quarter. Warriors head coach Kerr said Curry's injury is not serious after his side extended their winning run to six matches, seeing off the Pelicans 112-103.
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Sources: Magic Johnson thought Lakers coaches lacked ability to develop young players

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss recently gave Magic Johnson permission to fire coach Luke Walton at the conclusion of this season after being informed of Walton's unwillingness to “bulk up" his coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Johnson, who held an impromptu news conference outside the Lakers' locker room Tuesday to announce his resignation as president before the team's final game of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers, had been displeased with Walton's ab...
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry thinks Anthony Davis 'got some bad advice'

Anthony Davis didn't play on Monday night in the New Orleans Pelicans' 112-103 loss to the Golden State Warriors, missing his seventh-straight game due to back spasms. Many expected Davis to land with the Los Angeles Lakers before the trade deadline this season, too — a saga that was played out publicly for weeks, if not months. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry praised Davis after the game on Tuesday night, but he made it clear he wasn't happy with how the situation played out — especi...
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