The “Zion back to Duke” talk has been stopped in its tracks. Aside from Zion’s Step-Father Lee Anderson claiming his son’s camp have not even considered the idea of returning to Duke, reports indicate the star prospect has already met with the Pelicans — and he has no plans of backing out.
— OFF THE BENCH (@OTB_ESPN) May 16, 2019
Sources: Zion Williamson met in Chicago with the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, the top two teams in the Draft lottery. Williamson had a positive meeting with New Orleans and prior to lottery, he cited Pelicans as a targeted team to start career.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 16, 2019
To the Pelicans’ credit, they have definitely made some changes in the positive direction lately. Alvin Gentry is a respected coach and David Griffin is a brilliant basketball mind who has a track record of making good moves. But they failed Anthony Davis for the years that they had him, who is to say they will not do the same with Zion?
To sya people are skeptical would be an understatement. As for Zion, he is ready for anything.