For the first time in what seems like forever, it's a good time to be a New Orleans Pelicans fan.
The entire state of Louisiana was thrown into complete euphoria when they turned a 6% chance at the top spot in the draft into the No. 1 overall pick, all but officially securing the services of Zion Williamson.
Zion is headed to the Big Easy, unless he shocks the world and takes his future into his own hands.
Williamson has yet to sign with an agent, which is still leaving open the potential for him to bolt back to Duke if he isn't sold on the Pelicans. Despite the Benson family at the top, it seems like their focus is often with the Saints, leaving the Pelicans a disorganized mess, which is exactly why Anthony Davis wants out -- and reportedly STILL wants out even after they landed the No. 1 pick.
If Zion doesn't like the fact that the Pelicans aren't well run and have wasted the careers of Chris Paul and Anthony Davis, he could go back to Durham and roll the dice next year.
There's nothing preventing him from doing this.
Remember, college players can now use agents during the NBA Draft process and still return to school.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) May 15, 2019
Know it wont happen, but how amazing would it be if Zion said "screw it," and just went back to college for another year rather than going to New Orleans?? https://t.co/wutHZUu2D2
This could be precedent-setting and paradigm-shifting, but Zion needs to look out for No. 1. If New Orleans isn't the right fit, don't get trapped.