Zion Williamson preferred New York Knicks, 'whisked' out of room when Pelicans got No. 1 pick, per report
Zion likely isn't headed to New York, and he's reportedly not happy about it
Despite coming into Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery with just a six-percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick, the New Orleans Pelicans did exactly that and will now presumably select Zion Williamson.
However, according to ESPN's Marc J. Spears, Williamson wasn't exactly happy with that development and was actually hoping to end up with the New York Knicks.
It is not a slam dunk that Williamson ends up in New Orleans. Anthony Davis to stay., the Pelicans suddenly have a lot of options, and one of those options is trading Zion, or his rights, in exchange for another established star to perhaps convince
If that were to happen, however, that trade is not going to be with the Knicks, who landed the No. 3 pick and just don't have enough to offer back to warrant jumping up to No. 1.
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