Pelicans reportedly ‘raved’ about Zion Williamson after first meeting
The New Orleans Pelicans have set up a formal pre-draft meeting with likely top pick Zion Williamson, but it sounds like they’re already in love.
The Pelicans had already met with Williamson in Chicago in May, and they made no secret of how impressed by him they were, according to Scott Kushner of the Advocate.
The Pelicans’ top brass loved basically everything they’ve learned about Zion Williamson on background, & raved about meeting with him & family in Chicago.
This week’s visit to New Orleans is a chance for Zion to cement all of those fond notions and lock down No. 1 pick.
— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) June 10, 2019
Williamson becoming the No. 1 pick is a virtual formality at this point, and this meeting should only cement it. With Anthony Davis’ impending departure, Williamson will immediately become the face of the franchise from the moment he’s selected.