9:16 AM ETKevin PeltonESPN Staff Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemMaybe that’s not all, folks? The New Orleans Pelicans winning the 2019 NBA draft lottery and getting the rights to select Duke forward Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick could change their plans regarding the trade request by All-Star big man Anthony Davis.How good could the Pelicans be next season if they hold on to Davis and pair him with Williamson, whose consensus projection by my draft model is the best of any NCAA prospect since Davis in 2012? Or should New Orleans still look to deal Davis and package additional young talent around Williamson to try to dominate the next decade?Let’s take a look at the Pelicans’ options, which look a lot better as of Tuesday night than they did earlier in the day.

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