After the Michigan State Spartans eliminated the Duke Blue Devils from the NCAA tournament yesterday, ESPN is now reporting that freshman forward and collegiate sensation Zion Williamson is strongly considering returning to Duke next season.
According to the report, Williamson’s camp isn’t really excited to be part of the teams that are expected to get the top picks in this year’s draft. At the moment, the five teams with the worst record in the NBA are the New York Knicks (14-62), Phoenix Suns (17-60), Cleveland Cavaliers (19-58), Chicago Bulls (21-56) and Atlanta Hawks (28-49).
ESPN’s report emphasized on the possibility of Zion Williamson going to the Knicks, saying that the 18-year-old forward’s family does not want to be part of a dysfunctional franchise.
Williamson is projected to be selected in the top five of the upcoming draft, with most people feeling that the Knicks will go for him should they get the first overall pick.
Zion also reportedly doesn’t want to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, even though they have the player who’s often being compared to him in LeBron James.
If Zion does return to Duke, he will have another shot at the national championship, although it is unclear at this point whether RJ Barrett and his other teammates will do the same thing.
Otherwise it’s being reported he wants to forego the NBA draft and sign a massive deal with the Warriors.