Cunningham made an appearance on the Old Man & the Three podcast with J.J. Redick, who asked the future star which under-25 player he most likes to watch.
Redick could do nothing but smile and nod when Cade Cunningham said Zion Williamson is his favorite player to watch:
"“I like watching Zion a lot…. it’s a new type of basketball… it’s incredible to me.”"
Cunningham went on to detail how Zion Williamson was able to turn a perceived flaw into a strength when some critics said Zion was too short to play in the post.
Cade Cunningham, like Zion Williamson, is likely to be the first pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, as he is a 6-foot-8 point guard who can shoot, defend and make plays, which has him drawing comparisons to current superstar point guard Luka Doncic.
But what are the chances the New Orleans Pelicans can get him?
Odds that the Pelicans draft Cade Cunningham to play with Zion Williamson
The Pelicans are currently sitting with the 10th worst record but still have a chance to move up in the NBA Draft.
They have a 20.3 percent chance to jump into the top-four of the draft and a 4.5 percent chance to get the number one pick overall, which they would almost certainly need if they want to draft Cunningham.
These are roughly the same odds the Pelicans had when they lucked out and won the 2019 draft lottery and got the chance to draft Zion, so it is not out of the question though the odds are long against it.
Adding another potential generational talent around Zion Williamson would speed up this Pelicans’ rebuild and give them one of the best young cores in the entire NBA, so Pels fans will have all of the good luck charms out on June 22 during the NBA Draft Lottery.