Zion Williamson was "rooting" for the New York Knicks to win the lottery, according to a source that spoke with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Ian Begley of SNY.tv also reports he heard Williamson was "looking forward" to playing for the Knicks.

The New Orleans Pelicans won the lottery and will presumably select Williamson first overall. Spears also reports that Williamson was "QUICKLY whisked out of the room" when the Pelicans won the lottery.

The Pelicans must also decide how to move forward on the Anthony Davis trade request.