WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The New Orleans Pelicans won the first overall pick at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago on Tuesday night.
With only a six percent chance of winning the lottery, the Pelicans had their lucky day as their executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin did not hear the franchise name called until the last moment.
The Memphis Grizzlies got the second pick and the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers won third and fourth respectively.
With the first pick, it will be intriguing to see if the Pelicans can convince star Anthony Davis, who was associated with the Los Angeles Lakers in trade drama this season, to stay and play together with a promising young talent, Duke freshman Zion Williams, who is believed to be on top of the favorite list.
The rest of the 10 picks in the first round will be decided in reverse order from the regular season record of teams that did not make it to the playoffs.