Zion Williamson would face a lot of pressure with the New York Knicks
Duke freshman and big-time NBA prospect Zion Williamson is getting ready for a big college basketball game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night against Texas Tech.
“That’s where big names are made,” said Williamson, per Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post.
Williamson and Duke will have a big test against Texas Tech, who is currently 10-0 so far this season. It will be interesting to see how he does against the Blue Devils’ first big game.
Williamson is expected to be the number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and with the New York Knicks having one of the worst records in the league so far this season, they could end up with the top pick.
Of course it all depends on how the ping pong balls fall during the draft lottery.
Williamson has been a monster this season for the Duke Blue Devils while averaging 20.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 blocks so far during his first and likely only collegiate season.
If Williamson does end up with the Knicks, I can’t imagine that he wouldn’t make an instant impact.
The question is, what position will he play at the NBA level?
If the Knicks do land Williamson, will they play him at the three, with Kevin Knox at the four and Kristaps Porzingis at the five?
I know, it’s too early to worry about where Williamson will play on the Knicks, since no one knows what team will have the pleasure of drafting him next summer. But it’s still something to ponder.
Comment below and give us your thoughts. Will the Knicks get the top pick? If so, should they take Zion Williamson?
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