NBA Draft

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Mark Menard
May 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm
You know that national media talking point about Zion Williamson heading back to Duke to avoid being taken by the Pelicans in the upcoming NBA Draft? The hot take heard ‘round the Crescent City can be officially put to bed. Today Williamson signed with professional representation, effectively...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver guarding Virginia's Deandre Hunter in the NCAA championship game
Streeter Lecka
May 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
The NBA Draft is on June 20 and everyone in the world knows that Zion Williamson is going first overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. In fact, most NBA fans have a pretty good idea how the first three picks will shake out, with the Memphis Grizzlies making it no secret that they would select Murray...
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Seth Dunlap
May 21, 2019 - 6:17 pm
The moment NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced the Pelicans had claimed the top pick in this year's NBA draft it was a forgone conclusion that Zion Williamson would be headed to New Orleans. The Pelicans, already savoring their fortune at landing the No. 1 selection, shouldn't be content...
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Steve Geller
May 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
There’s been some good luck brewing for New Orleans of late following the NOLA No Call in the NFC championship game. American Idol just crowned a winner, Laine Hardy, who is from Livingston, Louisiana, and the New Orleans Pelicans recently defied draft lottery odds to win the top pick in this year’...
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Mar 28, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) speaks in a press conference during practice for the east regional of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Capital One Arena.
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Seth Dunlap
May 15, 2019 - 8:05 pm
The cheers of joy and tears of triumph inside the Pelicans front office and among their fans hadn’t begun to subside when the chorus of hate and disdain from across the country took aim at New Orleans. In a remarkably shocking moment , the Pelicans had turned their six-percent chance of winning the...
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Zion Williamson of Duke lets out a yell on the court during the 2018-19 season.
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May 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
( 97.1 The Ticket ) When the New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, it appeared presumptive No. 1 pick Zion Williamson expressed a bit of disappointment. One report said Williamson wanted to go to the New York Knicks . If Williamson doesn't want to play in New Orleans, he...
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David Blake
May 15, 2019 - 1:23 pm
The Pelicans beat the long odds and won the NBA draft lottery, which touched off screaming and cheering in the home office here and a short video went viral on social media of the loud celebrating. Coach Alvin Gentry reacts to the @PelicansNBA winning the 2019 #NBADraftLottery . pic.twitter.com/...
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Scoot
May 15, 2019 - 12:02 pm
It’s fair to say the New Orleans Pelicans are “lucky!” With only a 6% chance of winning the #1 pick in the NBA’s draft lottery, last night, the Pelicans won the #1 draft choice again! In 2012, New Orleans also won the draft lottery and selected Anthony Davis. I could only wonder how Davis felt last...
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NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum reveals the No. 1 pick for the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery.
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May 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm
The New Orleans Pelicans claimed the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA Draft -- also known as first dibs on Duke phenom Zion Williamson -- in a topsy-turvy draft lottery Tuesday night that broke hearts in New York and changed the power dynamics of the league. It was a stroke of incredible fortune for...
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May 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum reveals the number one pick for the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery at the Hilton Chicago.
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Seth Dunlap
May 14, 2019 - 8:18 pm
In a stroke of incredible, stunning fortune for a franchise that hasn't seen much of it since their inception, the New Orleans Pelicans were awarded the top overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. The Pelicans entered the lottery with just a six-percent chance of landing the No. 1...
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