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Pelicans sell around 3,000 season-ticket packages after winning draft lottery

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The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly sold around 3,000 season-ticket packages for next season after winning the draft lottery on Tuesday, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The Pelicans are widely expected to draft Duke star Zion Williamson with the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The draft is on June 20.

Williamson put on a show during this lone season of college in Duke. The high-flyer averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Blue Devils while shooting 68.0 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Pelicans fans deserve this. After everything that happened with Anthony Davis in 2018-19, it’s nice to see the franchise get something good for a change.

Davis has reportedly not changed his stance on wanting to be traded by the Pelicans. The thought of having Williamson dunking in the The Smoothie King Center has fans in The Big Easy very excited. It’s a good distraction from the Davis drama which has dominated headlines for months in New Orleans.

The Pelicans ranked 25th in the NBA this season in attendance. That number will likely change in 2019-20 when Williamson is in a New Orleans uniform. Even if the team trades Davis, they will surely get a grand haul in return and still have point guard Jrue Holiday on the roster.