The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA lottery and will select Zion Williamson with the 1st overall pick but the star prospect could force his way to another team.
Per ESPN (via Bleacher Report), “He does have some options. I’m not saying he’s going to pick these options, but he has not signed with an agent and he has not signed a shoe deal yet,” Windhorst explained. “He could threaten to go back to Duke.”
He also noted that “it’s a conversation that’s happening in the NBA right now.”
It was a surprise when the Pelicans won the lottery considering they came in with just a 6 percent chance to get the first overall pick. This was a disappointment for Williamson, who was rooting for the New York Knicks, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Spears wrote he was “quickly whisked out of the room” after the announcement was made.