When the New York Knicks sent forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks to free up a second max contract slot, it created a flurry of rumors – including the potential pairing of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the Big Apple.
With the Knicks sitting at the bottom of the standings this season, they’ll have a shot at landing Duke‘s Zion Williamson – the heavy favorite to go No. 1 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft – to create a hypothetical superstar trio in New York.
“I mean, it would be dope to play with KD and Kyrie, but whichever team drafts me, I’ll be ready to play hard and work,” Williamson said, according to ESPN’s David M. Hale.
Williamson continued his dominance in Duke’s 91-61 win over St. John’s on Saturday, finishing with 29 points and six rebounds.
Despite his NBA-ready talent, the Blue Devils forward admits he’d never give up an opportunity to try the college experience, even if he could’ve immediately entered the professional ranks after high school.
“You do think about it, but this is the only time I get to experience college,” Williamson said. “And even if I could’ve went straight from high school, I would’ve come to college. I feel like college is something I couldn’t miss out on.”
The 18-year-old is averaging 22.3 points and shooting 68.7 percent from the field through 21 contests.
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