Williamson excited about prospect of playing for Pelicans

23 Mai, 2019, 02:57 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Duke's Zion Williamson

All the conversations are surrounding Williamson with ESPN's Marc J Spears reporting that the forward was not too happy after seeing the Pelicans land the No.1 pick as he had his heart set on a move to the Madison Square Garden to play for the Knicks.

Instead, the New Orleans Pelicans shocked the National Basketball Association world and claimed the top spot.

"As far as returning to Duke, that's not something we have even considered", said Lee Anderson. "We're excited about that". That led many to thinking Zion just might go back to Duke since he hadn't technically signed with an agent as of yet or signed a shoe deal.

Then again on "First Take".

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Cowherd, meanwhile, provided a third option where the Knicks can decide to pick Williamson and then trade him to another team for players and future draft picks and begin a proper rebuild. "One thing that Zion has always been taught is to accept that things that you can't change, change the things that you can change, and this is one of the things he had nothing to do with", Anderson said on ESPN's "Off the Bench" on Thursday.

The franchise's 3,000 sold tickets are twice as many as were distributed when they last earned the number one pick in 2012 to draft Anthony Davis.

"Williamson had a positive meeting with New Orleans and prior to lottery, he cited Pelicans as a targeted team to start career", Charania reported.

Williamson appears to be close to his stepfather, posting a Father's Day message on Instagram last June thanking Anderson for being "there for me since I was 4, teaching me the game I love and showing me how to be a man".

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