The pingpong balls have spoken, declaring New Orleans the winner of the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. But that’s hardly all the drama that will come out of Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, or from the weeks that will follow.
Will Williamson help new Pelicans general manager David Griffin convince superstar Anthony Davis, who seems desperate to get out of New Orleans, to stick around? Will the Knicks end up with Ja Morant or RJ Barrett? And what will the rest of the lottery look like?
The Post is here to help.
1. New Orleans Pelicans
Duke, F, 6-foot-7, 272
Williamson is the most-hyped draft prospect since Anthony Davis in 2012. Getting him despite just 6.0 percent odds will let the Pelicans either convince Davis to stay or to rebuild after his departure.
2. Memphis Grizzlies
Murray State, PG, 6-foot-3, 175
The front office is restructured and Mike Conley is 31. Morant can play with Conley and let team brass jump-start what promises to be a long, arduous rebuilding process.