1. New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson, F, Duke
Expecting anyone else? From the day Williamson steps on an NBA floor, he will already arguably be the most athletically gifted player in all of basketball. He’s an explosive leaper, frighteningly strong, has excellent ball skills for a front court player, and boasts tremendous defensive potential. Williamson is heralded as the ultimate prize in this draft, and it’s not all that hard to see why. It will be quite fascinating to see how he’ll mesh with Anthony Davis (if the superstar big man decides to renege on his plan to force his way out of The Big Easy).
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