CHICAGO (WAFB) - The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night.
They will get the No. 1 pick in the draft on June 20.
Many believe the Pelicans will target former Duke star Zion Williamson with the pick.
“This is a great night for our city and our fans," said Pelicans owner Gayle Benson. "It is a new beginning as we continue working to build a championship team with David Griffin and Alvin Gentry. And, of course, Mr. Benson continues to look over us all!”
“It’s just an incredible blessing for our organization,” said general manager David Griffin. “Mrs. Benson and our ownership group have done a remarkable job of just investing in the vision we have. This (No. 1 pick) will certainly jump-start that process.”
“It’s a pick-me-up for everything,” added head coach Alvin Gentry.
The Grizzlies will pick second, the Knicks third, and the Lakers fourth.
This is the first time since 2012 that the Pelicans have had the No. 1 pick.