The New Orleans Pelicans moved up seven spots to win the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.
The NBA Draft Lottery win gives the Pelicans the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. In all likelihood this means that the team will draft Duke superstar Zion Williamson.
It’s a boon for the Pelicans, who only had a 6% chance to win the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.
Head coach Alvin Gentry described how he felt afterwards.
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“They started calling out the numbers. We obviously got this seed sheet, and I am trying to look through it and find out our numbers,” Gentry said afterward. “I find the first number, then the second number and then the third, and I’m like, ‘Oh s—.’