SportCoach K on why the Pelicans shouldn’t have played Zion Williamson in the Summer League
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“The 3-point line does create more spacing, because everybody can shoot," Williamson said.
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According to Williamson's former coach, Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski, the No. 1 overall pick shouldn't have been on the floor at all. Coach Kthat he felt Williamson wasn't ready to play physically or mentally, given his whirlwind few weeks since the draft.
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"No, I thought really he never should've played just because he's been on this circuit of awards, the ESPYs, everything. I don't think he's in the playing shape or the mental shape to play."
Fans will now have to wait until October to see Williamson face NBA competition when the preseason begins.
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ZION WILLIAMS WASN'T THE DRAFT PICK THE KNICKS NEEDED IT WAS R.J. BARRETT.????
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