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No Zion Isn’t Returning To Duke

Zion Williamson | Photo: Chris Summerville

Ever since the Pelicans won #1 pick, there has been a lot of speculation that Zion was unhappy not going to the Knicks and could return to Duke thanks in part to the following tweets:

Plus the fact that Zion had said in an interview with SLAM, he would have loved to come back for another season.

All that speculation has been put to rest as Zion’s step-father confirmed he is not returning to Duke for his sophomore year:

While he won’t be back in Durham, it’s possible The Smoothie King Center could become Cameron Indoor South. If New Orleans trades Anthony Davis, it could bring Brandon Ingram (Lakers) or Jayson Tatum (Celtics) to the Big Easy. Depending on the trade and draft picks involved, R.J. Barrett or Cam Reddish could feasibly continue playing alongside Zion as well.