Zion Williamson

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  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson was selected No. 1 overall by the Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft.

    Williamson enters the league with as much hype for a rookie as we've seen in the last decade or so.  His gravity defying dunks and overall physical package aren't just the only thing here — he plays hard, has plenty of room to round out his shooting and offensive game, and should be productive from Day 1.  We have to see what the Pelicans bring in with their treasure chest of assets, but Williamson is probably an early round pick and the only question is where he falls on that spectrum. 

  • Zion Williamson
    F, College

    Zion Williamson is scheduled to meet with the Pelicans later in the week.

    It had previously been reported that Williamson had a positive first meeting with the Pelicans back around the draft lottery and considers the team and city a good place to embark on his career. Considering the extent to which his selection by New Orleans is a foregone conclusion, perhaps this week’s meeting will take on a different tone than most prospect interviews. How the Anthony Davis situation resolves will go a long way towards determining Zion’s fantasy outlook next season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    F, College

    Zion Williamson will be part of the 10-man select team that will compete with the 18-man Team USA training camp roster, per Marc Stein.

    There’s simply too much proven NBA talent for Williamson to make the training camp roster outright, but he will have a chance to play his way onto the final 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup if he can impress in this opportunity. Widely expected to be taken first overall in the upcoming draft, Williamson making the World Cup roster would be an excellent teaser for basketball fans everywhere.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    F, College

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Zion Williamson had a positive meeting with the Pelicans and even identified them as a “targeted team” before the Draft Lottery.

    This really isn’t a story, but with some of the talking heads pushing the idea that Williamson would return to Duke rather than head to New Orleans (or Memphis, whom he also met with) it’s worth putting out there. There’s far too much risk in returning to school, even if a disproportionate amount of the media’s hot take division seems upset that Zion isn’t heading to the Knicks.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter