Earlier than you yell at me for this headline, I’m only a mere messenger of an precise rumor that, after the outcomes of Tuesday night time, at all times appeared inevitable.
With 10 groups locked in, Zion Williamson’s future was between New Orleans, Memphis, Los Angeles, or New York, the latter two representing the NBA’s two largest markets, a tantalizing proposition for the younger celebrity. Then the playing cards have been opened and the Lakers and Knicks would decide fourth and third respectively, with the Pelicans landing Williamson as the heir apparent to Anthony Davis, offered he nonetheless will get his commerce want.
On Wednesday, Williamson’s standing as an agent-less, shoe contract-less draft prospect grew to become greater than a narrative of a affected person high prospect and one among unimaginable hypothesis. As ESPN’s Brian Windhorst famous on The Leap (to the dismay of Richard Jefferson), there’s nonetheless an out for Zion to keep away from going to New Orleans if he isn’t happy with how the ping-pong balls have decided his future.