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New Orleans Pelicans Win Zion Sweepstakes

Zion Williamson | Photo: Chris Summerville

The NBA Draft Lottery was just completed and there were a few surprises at the top.

The New Orleans Pelicans had just a 6% chance but won the right to select Duke’s Zion Williamson #1 overall.

The rest of the first round order is as follows:

1. New Orleans Pelicans

2. Memphis Grizzlies

3. New York Knicks

4. Los Angeles Lakers

5. Cleveland Cavaliers

6. Phoenix Suns

7. Chicago Bulls

8. Atlanta Hawks

9. Washington Wizards

10. Atlanta Hawks

11. Minnesota Timberwolves

12. Charlotte Hornets

13. Miami Heat

14. Boston Celtics (via Sacramento)

15. Detroit Pistons

16. Orlando Magic

17. Brooklyn Nets

18. Indiana Pacers

19. San Antonio Spurs

20. Boston Celtics (via L.A. Clippers)

21. Oklahoma City Thunder

22. Boston Celtics

23. Utah Jazz

24. Philadelphia 76ers

25. Portland Trail Blazers

26. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Houston Rockets)

27. Brooklyn Nets (via Denver Nuggets)

28. Golden State Warriors

29. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors)

30. Milwaukee Bucks

Duke should have three players taken in the Top 10 and possibly two of the top 3 picks with Zion and R.J. Barrett.

The NBA Draft takes place Thurs. June 20th.