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For the New York Knicks, the dream summer was to reach the top scores in the NBA lottery, draw the Duke superstar Zion Williamson and Kevin to sign Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency.
And Williamson was asked as for Knicks fans who dream of such a scenario, saying he was thrilled with the idea.
"It would be dope to play with KD and Kyrie, but whatever the team suggests, I'll be willing to work hard and work," he said Saturday Adam Zagoria by SNY.
Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski had taken the opportunity himself:
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"God bless them when they land hopelessly There is other players. & # 39; Trainer K at #Knicks, who trumps half of his team and whistles Zion
. 18-year-old Williamson is the unaffordable favorite who will be the NBA Draft's first choice this summer. He is absolutely dominated at the college level, averaging 22.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting an incredible 68.1 percent out of the field.
As an added bonus, he's been one of the most explosive and exciting players in years, with his ability to play over the edge, beat impressive dunks, one highlight at a time. Few newcomers will come in the NBA with more enthusiasm than Williamson next season.
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Zion with the SPIKE # SCtop10 https://t.co/EsdHwCkJup ± 19659015 Knicks holds the NBA's worst record at 10-41. Due to changes in the lottery this season, the lower three teams have identical 14 percent chances to win the overall victory. The likelihood that the Knicks will land in the range of 2 to 5 at a stroke is much more likely to maintain this league-worst record.
Even if they won the best overall ranking, there is no guarantee the team would not act. If Anthony Davis is not traded before the summer, for example, the Knicks could build a package around Williamson and Kevin Knox to land the Superstar and combine it with two Max Free agents to chase a title.
The Knicks could also be in a situation where they miss the best free agents and need a complete rebuild. Suffice to say that your summer will be fascinating when it unfolds.
As for Williamson, he is the frontrunner for the rookie of the year, no matter where he lands, given the dominance he shows in Duke Williamson, who excelled in a team of elite prospects is no small matter.