News Release

Drawing to be held on Tuesday, May 21

May 14, 2013

The New Orleans Pelicans will participate in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 21 to determine where they will pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The event will be televised on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT from Disney/ABC’s Times Square Studios in New York City.

For the second consecutive year, the team will be represented on stage at the NBA Draft Lottery by Head Coach Monty Williams.

Headed into the Lottery, the Pelicans hold their own selection (slotted fifth). New Orleans has an 8.80% chance (88 of 1,000 possibilities) at landing the first selection, a 9.65% chance at drafting second and a 10.68% chance at third.

Following the conclusion of the Lottery, General Manager Dell Demps will be available to media via conference call from New York. Further details regarding the conference call will be sent at a later date.

The NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 27 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and broadcast by ESPN at 6 p.m. CT.

Franchise All-time Lottery Selections

Pick Player Year Pos. Prior to NBA
1 Larry Johnson 1991 PF UNLV
1 Anthony Davis 2012 PF/C Kentucky
2 Alonzo Mourning 1992 C Georgetown
3 Baron Davis 1999 PG UCLA
4 Chris Paul 2005 PG Wake Forest
5 J.R. Reid 1989 PF North Carolina
5 Kendall Gill 1990 SG Illinois
8 Rex Chapman 1988 SG Kentucky
10 Austin Rivers 2012 SG Duke
11 Cole Aldrich 2010 C Kansas
12 Hilton Armstrong 2006 PF/C Connecticut
13 Kobe Bryant 1996 SG Lower Merion HS (PA)
13 Julian Wright 2007 SF Kansas