On Tuesday night, the New Orleans Pelicans won the Zion Williamson sweepstakes as they were given the first overall pick in the draft. It was quickly reported that Zion was actually hoping for the Knicks to win the first pick and that he was disappointed when he found out it was New Orleans. The Pelicans have a ton of issues to work out this offseason especially with Anthony Davis being so adamant about wanting to leave the team. Things can get even more complicated for the Pelicans if Williamson decides to go back to Duke, which according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, is a possibility.
“He does have some options. I’m not saying he’s going to pick these options, but he has not signed with an agent and he has not signed a shoe deal yet,” Windhorst said. “He could threaten to go back to Duke. It’s a conversation that’s happening in the NBA right now.”
Zion has stated in the past that he loved playing for Duke and that it was an extremely hard decision to leave and declare for the draft. While Windhorst did note that returning to Duke is unlikely, it isn’t outside the realm of possibility and could put a huge wrench in the Pelicans plans moving forward.
If you were Zion, what would you do?