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Griffin: Pels 'right environment' for Zion, AD

Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin said New Orleans is creating the "right environment" to attract potential top picks Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, and to potentially retain Anthony Davis.
Tags: Sport, Nba, New Orleans, Griffin, Pels, David Griffin, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant


Anthony Davis, John Wall snubs inspired Zion Williamson to sign 'every kid’s autograph'

Zion Williamson credits autograph snubs from Anthony Davis and John Wall for inspiring him to sign for every child who asks.            [Author: For The Win]
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Heisler: What can Lakers pull off after stroke of luck ends their month-long follies?

A.D. or not A.D.? Contrary to widespread reports, there were two players in NBA teams’ dreams at the lottery, not just one, with the fate of New Orleans big man Anthony Davis as much at stake as that of Duke’s Zion Williamson. Here’s how delicately those fates were balanced: Even the Eastern Conference semifinalist Philadelphia 76ers, owning Sacramento’s pick if it landed at No. 1, had a shot at Zion and a new start for their issue-laden young team. Instead, the Kings’ pick came up No. 14. The K...
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Could Ja Morant be a better rookie than Zion Williamson?

Jerry West, the iconic logo of the NBA, found himself in the middle of a quintessentially modern social-media kerfuffle last month. A comedian went on The Dan Patrick Show and told a wide audience that West was in love with Ja Morant, the presumptive No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. The Logo himself went on The Dan Patrick Show to shoot down that notion, saying that not picking Zion Williamson No. 1 would be like “passing on Jordan.” West's comment aligned him with the NBA-wide consensus, which...
Tags: News, West, Nba, Jordan, Williamson, Jerry West, Dan Patrick Show, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant


We ain’t Zion: Morant may be the best rookie

Ja Morant is expected to go to Memphis at No. 2 overall, but unlike Zion Williamson, he has no holes in his game and appears more ready for the modern NBA.
Tags: News, Memphis, Morant, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant


Cam Reddish believes intense spotlight on Zion Williamson 'a little bit unfair'

The overlooked Duke star, who says he won plenty of 1-on-1 contests with teammates Williamson and RJ Barrett, excited to prove he has complete game.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Duke, Williamson, Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish


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.
Tags: News, New Orleans Pelicans, Duke, New York Knicks, Knicks, Williamson, Richard Jefferson, Chicago Bulls The Knicks, Zion Williamson


Could Duke basketball star Zion Williamson be a Pro Bowl tight end?

The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether Duke basketball forward and 2019 NBA Draft prospect Zion Williamson could be a tight end in the NFL.
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Greg Monroe selling New Orleans home, perfect for Zion Williamson

Greg Monroe selling New Orleans home, perfect for Zion Williamson originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com Hey Zion Williamson, we hear you may be moving to New Orleans and we have the perfect starter home for you. Sixers center Greg Monroe has put his house on the market. Monroe played in just three regular-season games for the Sixers but had a slightly bigger role in the playoffs, playing in 10 games and starting one.
Tags: News, New Orleans, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers, Greg Monroe, Monroe, Zion Williamson


Stepdad: Zion's excited to play for Pelicans

Zion Williamson's stepfather says that the Duke star is excited about New Orleans, shooting down speculation that the 18-year-old could spurn the draft and return to school.
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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...
Tags: News, Memphis Grizzlies, Nba, New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans, Duke, New York Knicks, Williamson, Zion Williamson


Zion Williamson still has options if he doesn't want to play for the Pelicans

While unlikely, here are the options available to Zion Williamson if he doesn't want to play in New Orleans.            [Author: For The Win]
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NBA teams intrigued by UCF’s Tacko Fall

The 7-foot-7 Fall captured America’s attention during the NCAA tournament when he held his own with Zion Williamson. But he still has a lot to show NBA scouts.
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Big question: Is Tacko Fall NBA-ready?

The 7-foot-7 Fall captured America’s attention during the NCAA tournament when he held his own with Zion Williamson. But he still has a lot to show NBA scouts.
Tags: News, America, Nba, Ncaa, Zion Williamson


Sources: Grizz make it known they'd pick Morant

The Grizzlies have told interested parties at the NBA draft combine that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the draft, provided the Pelicans take Zion Williamson at No. 1, sources told ESPN.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Grizzlies, Murray State, Morant, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant


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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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.
Tags: News, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Duke Blue Devils, Zion Williamson


On Pro Basketball: Losing the Lottery Might Be the Least of the Knicks’ Problems

The promise of Zion Williamson was ejected from Madison Square Garden, a reminder of how difficult it will be for the Knicks to return to the center of the N.B.A. universe.
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NBA mock draft: Why the Knicks aren't doomed after losing Zion lottery

SportsPulse: Scott Gleeson on USA TODAY's NBA mock draft and how teams will rebound after missing out on basketball prodigy Zion Williamson.            [Author: USA TODAY Sports]
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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.
Tags: News, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Saints, Williamson, Sean Payton, Zion Williamson, Zion Williamson New Orleans Saints


2019 NBA Lottery results: Biggest winners and losers from crazy night

NBA Lottery results: Biggest winners and losers from crazy night originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com 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...
Tags: News, Chicago, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Duke, NBA Draft Lottery, Zion Williamson


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...
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Zion Williamson


NBA Mock Draft 5.0: What changes now that the lottery order is set?

The NBA Draft Lottery came and went last night with the New Orleans Pelicans finding a way to win the Zion Williamson sweepstakes in one of the greatest trolls in the history of professional sports. The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks both found a way to climb into the top four of this year's draft, but all of the conspiracy theorists were proven wrong as the Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies wound up with the top two picks in this year's draft. There really is no argument to make ...
Tags: News, Memphis Grizzlies, Nba, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Zion Williamson


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

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.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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New York Daily News trolls Knicks' lottery failure with hilariously perfect Zion backpage

Tuesday night was not a good night to be a New York Knicks fan. The Knicks had a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick — and Zion Williamson along with it — and ended up with the No. 3 pick instead. With the opening of one giant novelty envelope, all the Zion-related possibilities were snapped out of existence forever. Knicks fans mourned, as they were entitled to do.
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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 nbcsportsboston.com 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.
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Zion Williamson


N.B.A. Draft Lottery Recap: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, and the Right to Select Zion Williamson

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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2019 N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, and the Right to Select Zion Williamson

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.
Tags: News, Basketball, New Orleans, Lebron James, Williamson, National Basketball Assn, Morant, Draft and Recruitment (Sports, Zion Williamson, Zion (2000-, Ja (1999-