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New York Knicks May Not Draft Zion Williamson if They Win No. 1 Pick


The NBA rumors are swirling just hours ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery. The New York Knicks are one of the teams with the best odds to land the No. 1 overall pick which many believe they would immediately use to land Duke basketball star Zion Williamson.

But not so fast, my friends…

According to a report from The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, the Knicks will reportedly trade the No. 1 overall pick to the New Orleans Pelicans along with standout rookie Kevin Knox in exchange for superstar big man Anthony Davis.

“The Knicks getting the No. 1 pick impacts the Anthony Davis potential trade talks,” Charania said during an appearance with Stadium. “I’m told if the Knicks do get that No.1 overall pick that they will shift their focus toward a potential deal for Anthony Davis.”

If the #Knicks land the No. 1 pick, hold off on ordering those Zion Williamson jerseys.

Our #NBA Insider @ShamsCharania reports he could get traded to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis. 👀#NBADraftLottery | #ZionDay pic.twitter.com/3zvuz9fgwq

— Stadium (@Stadium) May 14, 2019

Excuse us?

That would be quite the curveball, but it would still give the Knicks a star player on the roster to begin their rebuild around. But you have to believe the Knicks faithful — which includes spiritual and faith leaders in the city praying outside of Madison Square Garden on Tuesday — would be none too pleased with the news.

We will get all of our answers in a matter of ours.

All of the information you need about the NBA Draft Lottery can be seen below, via Tankathon.

2019 NBA Draft Lottery Viewing Info & Details

Event: 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast: ESPN

2019 NBA Draft Lottery Odds & Projected Order

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Team Lottery Odds
New York 14.0%
Cleveland 14.0%
Phoenix 14.0%
Chicago 12.5%
Atlanta 10.5%
Washington 9.0%
New Orleans 6.0%
Memphis* 6.0%
Dallas** 6.0%
Minnesota 3.0%
Los Angeles Lakers 2.0%
Charlotte 1.0%
Miami 1.0%
Sacramento^ 1.0%
* = This pick may be conveyed to Boston
** = This pick may be conveyed to Atlanta
^ = This pick will be conveyed to Boston via Philadelphia or to Philadelphia

The Draft selections for the remainder of the first round (No. 15-30) and the entire second round (No. 30-60), are determined by reverse order of regular season record. Each NBA team gets one selection in the first round and one selection in the second round.

The 2019 NBA Draft takes place Thursday, June 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The draft will be broadcast live on ESPN.

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