The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night, giving them the right to draft one of the most highly-touted prospects in years, Duke’s Zion Williamson.
The Pelicans are already dealing with a trade demand from their current star center, Anthony Davis, who is also a former top overall draft pick. While some Pelicans fans have hoped that the arrival of Williamson might persuade Davis to stick around, all indications (per The Inquisitr) are that Davis still wants out of town and that new general manager David Griffin will be seeking to trade the veteran for a haul of young players to put together with Williamson.
But might Zion Williamson try to force his way out of New Orleans before he even arrives there?
The Big Lead looked at that question and found that there’s little reason to think the incoming rookie would pursue such a move.
ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported from the lottery, per Twitter, that Williamson “was rooting to go to New York, but now is going to New Orleans.”