SI.com: NBA Draft Lottery Winners and Losers: Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans' Perfect Night
The NBA lottery has come and gone, and the New Orleans Pelicans left the Chicago Hilton with 10 times more hope than the team had 24 hours ago. After entering the night with just a 6% at the No. 1 pick, New Orleans GM David Griffin did his best to keep a straight face as he accepted congratulations from Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, who announced to a ballroom full of NBA personnel that the Pelicans would be picking first in June. "We've got a lot of work to do," Griffin told ESPN afterward. When pressed on whether the team would be taking Zion Williamson, he smiled and said, "We've got a lot of work to do.