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Stepdad: Zion's excited to play for Pelicans

Zion Williamson's stepfather says that the Duke star is cool with playing for the New Orleans Pelicans if, as expected, they take him with the first pick in June's NBA draft.

"We're excited [about coming to New Orleans]," Lee Anderson told the "Off The Bench" radio show on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge on Thursday. "We're excited about that."

Anderson answered questions about his stepson's intentions after speculation that Williamson might not want to go to New Orleans, a franchise in flux after star Anthony Davis requested a trade last season.

Although Williamson has not signed with an agent or worked out a shoe deal and could theoretically return for a second year at Duke, the 18-year-old has not publicly even hinted at spurning the draft.