The mood late this season in New Orleans was not exactly friendly. As the Pelicans closed up shop on a disastrous season and with star big man Anthony Davis requesting a trade, fans in the Bayou needed some good news.
They got that Tuesday night when New Orleans shockingly obtained the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft — presumably to land Zion Williamson.
Less than 24 hours after the lottery, the Pelicans are already seeing a major boost in interest from their fan base. That includes 3,000 season tickets being sold during this span.