New Orleans Pelicans Get #1 Draft Pick (They Won The Zion Sweepstakes)

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The New Orleans Pelicans won the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, and now have the first chance at selecting Duke Blue Devils star Zion Williamson. This year's Draft was dubbed the "Zion Williamson Sweepstakes."

The Memphis Grizzlies will pick second, the New York Knicks third, and theLos Angeles Lakers will choose fourth.

Williamson, the consensus top prospect in the 2019 NBA Draft class, averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game last season. The Duke star is described as a once-in-a-generation talent by most scouts.

FYI: New Orleans had a six percent chance of winning the lottery Tuesday night. The Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Knicks (14 percent) each had the best chances of winning the top overall pick, but none of the teams secured a top-2 selection.

The Cavaliers will pick fifth, Phoenix sixth, the Chicago Bulls seventh, the Atlanta Hawks eighth, the Washington Wizards ninth, Atlanta again at 10th, the Minnesota Timberwolves 11th, the Charlotte Hornets 12th, the Miami Heat 13th and the Boston Celtics 14th. The Celtics obtained the 14th overall pick in an earlier trade with the Sacramento Kings.

Source: ESPN.

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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