The Zion Williamson sweepstakes have finally come to end after Tuesday night’s NBA Draft lottery.
The New Orleans Pelicans (sorry Knick fans) ended up securing the No. 1 pick, which will all but surely mean selecting Williamson in June’s draft.
This has now presented a wild scenario involving former Kentucky Wildcats star Anthony Davis, who demanded a trade back in January.
Does adding a player like Zion Williamson to the roster change Davis’ stance on his trade demand?
It does not, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic:
The New Orleans Pelicans are now set up to be Zion Williamson’s franchise to lift, and No. 1 pick could ease potential trade of Anthony Davis. His stance on a trade has not changed, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 15, 2019
You still have to assume that the Pelicans organization is going to do whatever it takes to keep Davis in town for a trial run with Williamson. But at a minimum, they sure are going to be in complete overhaul mode over the next few months after winning the draft lottery.
They won’t be the only team, as the Lakers, Celtics and others will now have all the information they need to start piecing together their roster. Those are the two teams mentioned most often in the Davis sweepstakes, but other teams like the Knicks are lurking.
Here is a look at the lottery results:
The draft order from tonight’s lottery. The NBA Draft is set for June 20. #NBA pic.twitter.com/gYFD6ekNcZ— Alex Walker (@AlexWalkerTV) May 15, 2019
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