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Saints’ Drew Brees describes “kinship” with Pelicans’ Zion Williamson

Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t see himself and Pelicans top draft choice Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and different sports. Brees says he sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans’ pro sports scene and is eager to share what he’s learned. Brees says he came to New Orleans when the Saints were virtually rebuilding from scratch. He says the NBA’s Pelicans are being similarly remade now following significant offseason turnover.

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with New Orleans Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson’s athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end.

Zion Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause as they walked into the New Orleans Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with far more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago. Williamson says he’s keeping immediate expectations realistic because he hasn’t played an NBA game and is still just short of his 19th birthday.

Zion Williamson sues marketing company, alleging state law violation

Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company. He says the agency violated the state’s sports agent law. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his contract with Florida-based Prime Sports Marketing LLC. Gina Ford is the president of Prime Sports. She did not return an email seeking comment.

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA’s draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson in the June 20 selections. The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they chose Anthony Davis.