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Pelicans tried to trade up for Ja Morant in 2019 NBA Draft and pair with top pick Zion Williamson, per report

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The Grizzlies’ front office was surely crushed that they didn’t get the No. 1 pick that year, but getting Morant instead of Williamson has worked out spectacularly well.

The Pelicans were intrigued by the possibility of pairing AAU teammates Williamson and Morant together in 2019, sources said.

If the Grizzlies had accepted any of the Pelicans’ packages for the No. 2 pick, Williamson and Morant would be teammates.

The Pelicans did end up trading that No. 4 pick, but it’s safe to say the outcome wasn’t as good as Morant.

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