NBA Draft Lottery day is upon us and the New Orleans Pelicans have a 99.6 percent chance of landing a top-10 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
It’s a rare thing for a playoff team to also have a lottery pick, but this could be the case for several seasons as the Pelicans continue to reap the rewards of the Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday trades,
adding 1st-round picks to a team that is already expected to be a contender next season when Zion Williamson returns.
The pick comes courtesy of the Los Angeles Lakers, who did not even make the play-in and now have to hand their pick over to New Orleans.
It’s a luxury to be able to add a lottery pick to a team that is already good and the Pelicans could go in
any number of directions in the 2022 NBA Draft depending on where they end up landing.
Pelicans’ lottery odds: Can New Orleans do it again? Here are the Pelicans’ lottery odds for each pick: