The New Orleans Pelicans are expected to draft Zion Williamson with the no. 1 pick of the 2019 draft, following Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery. Despite having only six percent odds to get the first pick, the Pelicans turned out to be the big winners of the night. With this said, Pelicans’ fans are excited at the possibility of seeing Zion play for them.
According to Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune, the Pelicans have already received a total of 2,000 new season ticket orders. Considering the number has doubled from that of 2012 where Anthony Davis was drafted, it’s clear that NOLA fans are excited for their future.
However, the possibility of Davis still leaving the Pelicans is in play. He’s been reported to be fed up with the organization, even after the news of Zion possibly ending in his team. With the Lakers reportedly still interested in Davis’ skills, AD may end up making the move to Los Angeles.
If Davis does make the move to LA, it would mean Williamson would be pressured right away to replace the New Orleans’ star.
In the hours immediately after the Zion news and up until 1 a.m. Wednesday, the @PelicansNBA took orders for approximately 2,000 new season tickets, twice as many as they did after earning the No. 1 pick in 2012 (Anthony Davis).
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) May 15, 2019