Knicks fans all year: "We're getting Zion to put him next to KD and Kyrie"
Knicks fans tonight:
Pelicans can keep Zion and RJ together, if they want. AD for 3 and other comp.....
A lot of Duke talent on this set. Also pictured, Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Jay Williams.
Zion and RJ Barrett being teammates again is a dream come true @PelicansNBA
Zion Williamson, Jay Bilas, Cherokee Parks and RJ Barrett. The Brotherhood.
Could Zion and RJ make history as the 2nd pair of teammates to be taken 1 and 2 in the NBA Draft?
Poor Knicks go from Zion to probably RJ. Coach K often inexplicably gave the greener light to RJ, and he missed so many key late shots. Too much of a ball-hogging gunner for me, at Zion's expense. Now we'll see if K was right or very wrong.
Rachel Nichols to RJ Barrett: "RJ tell me how it is to have all this talk around Zion Williamson and not yourself at all?"
Really dont like how Rachel Nichols is slobbering all over Zion with both him and RJ with them, makes it so awkward for RJ
Imagine if the Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to the Knicks for the #3 overall pick (and other pieces) and pair Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett in New Orleans.
Jumped on @sportscenter this morning to talk Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett leading up to tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery.
The top 3 in this draft are fairly clear with Zion and then Morant/RJ Barrett, but then the mystery begins. Most NBA executives I have spoken to that have chance at high lottery pick still don’t have a feel who they would take if they get the No. 4 pick. Hunter and Culver in mix.
Knicks thought they was getting Zion and ended up with RJ Barrett.
Here me out here:
AD and the Pelicans still can’t envision a future together. The Knicks trade the 3 pick, Knox, M. Rob, and a future 2nd rounder for AD.
AD gets a fresh start in NY. KD and/or Kyrie sign.
Zion and RJ Barrett team up for an electric rebuild.
Knicks gonna end up getting Anthony Davis. Zion and RJ gonna be teammates again, I already see it happening
The good thing for the Knicks about getting the No. 3 pick is that it keeps them in the range of Ja Morant or RJ Barrett. It seems like there's a drop-off after that tier of players.
The bad thing is that it's not the No. 1 pick and not Zion Williamson.
Imagine if the Knicks trade the 3rd pick to New Orleans for Anthony Davis and Zion and RJ reunite on the pelicans
OH MY GOD.
The Knicks now have the #3 pick, Mitchell Robinson, DSJ, Kevin Knox, and a bunch of Dallas picks.
The Pelicans now have Zion. My sources tell me that Zion and RJ are friends.
From Dwayne Haskins and Zion to Daniel Jones and RJ Barrett for NY
The Knicks' Zion dreams were broken in the basement of the Hilton Chicago. Inside the room where the Knicks' numbers didn't come up and disappointment sat with Allan Houston until the rest of the world knew. Now, it's Ja or RJ, and the questions they raise https://t.co/wZ0nbewzkk
The hype around Zion was so large that any other pick feels like a consolation prize. The truth is that RJ is a stud and the number 1 recruit at the start of the college basketball season. If the Knicks get him they are a better team period
2. The Knicks land in 2nd tier with Ja Morant and RJ Barrett. IMO there is more distance between Zion and these 2 than these two and players 4/5 in the class. I like Morant more than Barrett (who worries me) because he has more elite traits. I look forward to watching both more.
Pelicans trade AD to knicks in exchange for rights to RJ Barret. They draft Zion and trade up to draft cam Reddish. Then they change there name to Duke Blue Pelicans and boom title contender 💥
what if the pelicans pick RJ Barrett 1st
Grizz pick Ja 2nd
if knicks lucky to draft Zion 3rd
and the knicks wants to trade package Zion for Anthony Davis
so the Pelicans will have RJ Barrett and Zion!
Bad move. Rj compliments conley more.
If i was pelicans i trade davis for knicks pk3 future pick, kevin knox and mitch robinson. Then pels nab morant. Imagine morant holiday knox zion mitch. Scary
Zion and RJ are about to be on the Pelicans watch 😅
Ad want out bro😂he don’t wan be here.. we could build around Zion and Rj/Ja morant
Let this happen
-knicks trade their pick and whatever else for AD
-pels pick zion #1 and RJ #3
First let me start by stating I am a Duke fan... But honestly I wouldn’t taken Zion #1. He my boy and all but RJ Barrett really was the TRUTH
nah not a bum but he’s not Zion and he’s kinda soft and just not a NY fit, just like Knox and Ntilikina aren’t “New Yorker” type players either. Kyrie is. Kemba is. AD isn’t. KD isn’t. RJ isn’t to me either. I’d rather have Morant as a consolation prize but we’ll see. and i 👀
Definitely think it’s more than just a 3 guy draft too. If the Knicks did trade us the pick I’d probably want RJ just because of how close he and Zion are so it would give Zion another reason to want to be in NOLA
Lakers have more mediocre players. Who would want to trade for them? The Pels are replacing AD with Zion and the value/potential of the 3rd picks is miles ahead of the 4th. A RJ/Zion duo is more enticing than any garbage trade offer the lakers come up with.
Not to get knicks fans hopes up but RJ Barrett and Davis would make up for not getting Zion. https://t.co/ba1lRte0GM
Bro Zion and RJ gonna end up together again on the Pelicans 😂😂
So we gonna pretend like Zion didn't miss key shots and free throws in the clutch as well? Stop this RJ hate
This draft class are so weak besides Zion, Ja, and maybe RJ no one has the ability to change fate of their franchise lol this year lottery team are fucked
The pelicans should still trade AD for the Knicks 3rd pick + more. Imagine drafting Zion and either Ja or RJ.
@LakersBlood23 @JimmyMcAnallNBA @ramonashelburne
Who are the Lakers trading? The worst shooter in the league Lonzo? Or the blind mans KD? Kuzma is the only valuable asset they have and it’s not enticing enough to pass on a RJ/Zion duo
So after a year of hyping up Zion typical Knicks luck to not get the first overall pick. If we don’t get ja or rj I’m done with this team and the NBA #downwithdolan
I also do think LA is gonna pick Cam Reddish on the 4th because Zion, RJ and Morant will be the 1,2 and 3 in my opinion.
Zion and RJ could be the KD/Oden, Rose/Beas draft. They both good, one looked better but that was in college and HS. NBA is different and success depends 100% on where you land as a rookie. Zion has more talent but RJ might have the better org, teammates and coaches.
Dude I still want the knocks to find some extra uhhh to throw in with the number 3 pick... Zion and RJ or Zion and Ja ? there’s chemistry with either I’m just saying. I don’t like the pels but I’m still ready for the Zion show next year
Lakers trade the 4th pick with Ingram and hart for AD, pelicans end up with Zion and rj barret
Pelicans are still gonna trade AD cause he wants out lol. So trade #3 pick RJ Barrett and Zion & him can still play together again 🤔
Trade AD and some late round picks for grizzlies #2 pick and mike Conley, draft RJ and Zion.
PG: Mike Conley
SF: RJ Barrett
PF: Julius Randle
C: Zion Williamson
If AD makes it clear that he still wants out, could the Knicks leverage the no.3 pick - and the likely RJ Barrett that comes with it - into a trade? Reuniting Zion and RJ in the pros must be somewhat tempting for the Pelicans, surely?
Yeah I’ve been seeing people wanting us to reunite RJ and Zion and honestly I don’t really get that. They didn’t play all that great together to begin with and our spacing wouldn’t be much better than Duke
I've only seen 4 players play and if you take out Zion then 3 haha. Which would leave garland, reddish, and if for some reason he's there then rj. I honestly don't know enough but I'm just happy we even get a chance lol
Interesting to see what New Orleans do now with pick #1. They don't need Julius Randle cause they drafting Zion. Also do they take either knicks or lakers pick #3 or #4 + plus players and trade AD? RJ Barrett and Zion may be paired up once again!
If zion and rj barrett was taken by the first two team, we still have ja morant, cam reddish to pick, oooo yeah #LakeShow
Didn't the topic come up where some1 asked RJ about NY and he sent the question to Zion in the locker room. Who would've known It would be RJ & not Zion.
If the @PelicansNBA
walk Away from the #nbadraft
With RJ Or Ja To go with Zion
Then we are set for years to come and I might just die from the excitement and overjoy
LET THE #ZIONERA Begin
i meannnnnnnnnn maybe the knicks will draft RJ Barret and package him for AD anyway and NO would do it to get Zion and RJ berret together and sell a whole lot of tickets... hahaa.. smh
@Schmeelk @NbaMaven @TommyBeer
RJ had TRULY unprecedented numbers at Duke compared to the past.
Without Zion, and with Cam largely underperforming, along w/ Tre not being able to shoot outside 8 feet, he was obviously the focus.
Remember -- he beat USA U18 team by himself at FIBA.
Pelicans fuck around and get Zion And RJ Barrett after they trade the lakers for that #4 pick 😭
@MarkRingo12 @therealkelder @YahooNoise
And, when Ja played high-level athletes (FSU) in the tourney, they got destroyed.
RJ personally beat the USA U18 team for the FIBA Championships.
RJ's numbers were unprecedented at Duke. Without Zion, the entire calculus for the team changed.
@Tom_DeMartino @FletcherWDSU @wdsu
And plus I would have Anthony Davis in the Eastern conference Zion's best friend Rj On the team
And multiple future 1st round picks and other pieces to flip