Every pick from the first round of the 2019 NBA draft - and how it compared to expert predictions

Zion Williamson

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With the first pick of this year's NBA draft, the New Orleans Pelicans selected Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson.

Below, we tracked each first-round pick of the 2019 NBA draft and compared those selections with some of the top draft experts' predictions.

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1. New Orleans Pelicans — Zion Williamson, PF (Duke)

1. New Orleans Pelicans — Zion Williamson, PF (Duke)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 1 to the Pelicans

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 1 to the Pelicans

Gary Parrish of CBS: No. 1 to the Pelicans

The Ringer: No. 1 to the Pelicans

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated: No. 1 to the Pelicans

2. Memphis Grizzlies — Ja Morant, PG (Murray State)

2. Memphis Grizzlies — Ja Morant, PG (Murray State)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 2 to the Grizzlies

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 2 to the Grizzlies

Gary Parrish of CBS: No. 2 to the Grizzlies

The Ringer: No. 2 to the Grizzlies

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated: No. 2 to the Grizzlies

3. New York Knicks — R.J. Barrett, SG (Duke)

3. New York Knicks — R.J. Barrett, SG (Duke)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 3 to the Knicks

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 3 to the Knicks

Gary Parrish of CBS: No. 3 to the Knicks

The Ringer: No. 3 to the Knicks

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated: No. 3 to the Knicks

4. Atlanta Hawks (from Los Angeles Lakers) — De'Andre Hunter, F (Virginia)

4. Atlanta Hawks (from Los Angeles Lakers) — De'Andre Hunter, F (Virginia)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 4 to the Pelicans

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 4 to the Pelicans

Gary Parrish of CBS: No. 4 to the Pelicans

The Ringer: No. 4 to the Pelicans

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated: No. 5 to the Cavaliers

5. Cleveland Cavaliers — Darius Garland, PG (Vanderbilt)

5. Cleveland Cavaliers — Darius Garland, PG (Vanderbilt)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 5 to the Cavaliers

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 5 to the Cavaliers

Gary Parrish of CBS: No. 5 to the Cavaliers

The Ringer: No. 5 to the Cavaliers

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated: No. 6 to the Suns

6. Minnesota Timberwolves (from the Phoenix Suns) — Jarrett Culver, SG (Texas Tech)

6. Minnesota Timberwolves (from the Phoenix Suns) — Jarrett Culver, SG (Texas Tech)

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 7 to the Bulls

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 7 to the Bulls

Gary Parrish of CBS: No. 7 to the Bulls

The Ringer: No. 7 to the Bulls

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated: No. 4 to the Pelicans

7. Chicago Bulls —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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8. New Orleans Pelicans (from the Atlanta Hawks) —

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

9. Washington Wizards —

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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10. Atlanta Hawks —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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11. Phoenix Suns (from the Minnesota Timberwolves)—

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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12. Charlotte Hornets —

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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13. Miami Heat —

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14. Boston Celtics —

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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15. Detroit Pistons —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

16. Orlando Magic —

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17. New Orleans Pelicans (from the Atlanta Hawks)—

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

18. Indiana Pacers —

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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19. San Antonio Spurs —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

20. Boston Celtics —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

21. Oklahoma City Thunder —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

22. Boston Celtics —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

Gary Parrish of CBS:

The Ringer:

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

23. Memphis Grizzlies —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

Gary Parrish of CBS:

The Ringer:

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

24. Philadelphia 76ers —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

25. Portland Trail Blazers —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

26. Cleveland Cavaliers —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

Gary Parrish of CBS:

The Ringer:

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

27. Brooklyn Nets —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

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28. Golden State Warriors —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

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Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

29. San Antonio Spurs —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

Gary Parrish of CBS:

The Ringer:

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:

30. Detroit Pistons —

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted ...

Jonathan Givony of ESPN:

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic:

Gary Parrish of CBS:

The Ringer:

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated:


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