Langdon to represent Pelicans at NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN
In need of a good luck charm, the New Orleans Pelicans will turn to the Alaskan Assassin.
General manager Trajan Langdon of Anchorage will represent the franchise virtually at Thursday’s NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN.
The Pelicans have just a 1.2% chance of moving up to the No. 1 pick among the 14 NBA teams in the draft lottery.
Last year, New Orleans won the lottery and drafted Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick.
Langdon, of East High fame, joined the Pelicans’ front office in 2019 after spending three years as the assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets.
He played in the NBA from 1999 to 2002 before leaving for the Euroleague, where he earned All-Decade honors with CSKA Moscow.
From the back court to the front office, Langdon has been a winner at every step of his hoops career.
The future is bright for the Pelicans with a talented roster stacked with the likes of Williamson, Brandon Ingram, JJ Redick, Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday.
Adding another piece to the puzzle will be key, and New Orleans hopes Langdon’s virtual presence will help improve their chances. The odds of the franchise reaching the top four are only 5.7%.