The 2019 Draft is going to shake up the league in monumental ways. With a slew of talented prospects, teams who make the right choice could find the stars they need to turn things around.
Today determines where each team lands in the upcoming draft, and now we have a better sense of what to expect come June 20th. The Lakers, Knicks, Pelicans, and Grizzlies are especially lucky.
Here are the results:
14th pick: Boston Celtics
13th pick: Miami Heat
12th pick: Charlotte Hornets
11th pick: Minnesota Timberwolves
10th pick: Atlanta Hawks
9th pick: Washington Wizards
8th pick: Atlanta Hawks
7th pick: Chicago Bulls
6th pick: Phoenix Suns
5th pick: Cleveland Cavaliers
4th pick: Los Angeles Lakers
3rd pick: New York Knicks
2nd pick: Memphis Grizzlies
1st pick: New Orleans Pelicans
For the Pelicans, it can have huge implications.
The New Orleans Pelicans are now set up to be Zion Williamson’s franchise to lift, and No. 1 pick could ease potential trade of Anthony Davis. His stance on a trade has not changed, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 15, 2019
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) May 15, 2019
What happens with AD? How do the Lakers use that spot at #4? The lottery answered a lot of questions, but it also brought a lot more.