Zion Williamson RUMORS & NEWS

Zion Williamson

Position Forward
Height 6'7"
Weight 285 lbs
Birthplace Spartanburg, South Carolina
Current Team Duke
  • The argument for Zion Williamson not going No. 1 in the NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "Duke’s Zion Williamson has been the consensus best player in college basketball since he committed to Duke, and for good reason. The 18-year-old possesses a truly rare blend of size and athleticism, along with elite body control that allowed him to dominate the ranks of the NCAA this..." April 21

  • Zion Williamson vs Ja Morant Isn't Even a Debate

    The Big Lead "Supposedly, the geniuses who run the Suns, last playoff appearance circa 2010, would prefer to draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson. With all due respect to Morant and his future in the NBA, that report via Sam Vecenie of The Athletic dropping today, April 20, is appropriate because..." April 20

  • Suns prefer Ja Morant Over Zion Williamson In 2019 Draft

    Fadeaway World "On Wednesday morning, Jerry West compared passing on Zion Williamson in the upcoming draft to passing on Michael Jordan. He made it clear: not selecting Zion when you have the chance would be a tremendous mistake.

    April 20

  • Zion Williamson To The Knicks Could Be A Mess, Says Jay Williams

    TMZ "Zion Williamson better hope New York doesn't end up with the #1 overall pick ... 'cause Jay Williams tells TMZ Sports he's not confident the Knicks owner would know how to handle a player of his caliber.  "I live in New York City, so..." April 18

  • Jerry West: Not taking Zion Williamson No. 1 in draft ‘like passing on Michael Jordan’

    Sportsnaut "It seems like a foregone conclusion that Zion Williamson will be the No. 1 overall selection when the 2019 NBA Draft kicks off on June 20. The NBA logo himself, Jerry West, believes Williamson cannot be passed up, comparing him to His Airness, Michael Jordan. Yet depending on which..." April 17

  • NBA Draft: What the Bulls would get in Zion Williamson

    NBC Sports Chicago "It’s difficult to determine what’s more incredible about Duke freshman Zion Williamson: The amount of hype, headlines and hyperbole he’s received since he entered the national spotlight 5 months ago, or the fact that he’s deserving of every single ounce of..." April 15

  • Zion Williamson Declares For The NBA Draft

    Forbes.com "Zion Williamson has officially declared for the NBA Draft. "I will pursue my next dream and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft," he said in an Instagram post. The 6-foot-7 Williamson won every major National Player of the Year Award, including the Naismith Trophy, the..." April 15

  • Watch ‘One Shining Moment’ Video Featuring Only Zion Williamson

    NESN "Monday night’s National Championship means the debut of this year’s “One Shining Moment” video. The video comes just minutes after the final whistle, but one creative mind has already released the only “One Shining Moment” video you need to watch..." April 09

  • LaVar Ball: Zion Williamson not as good as LiAngelo Ball

    Sportsnaut "The bottom feeders of the NBA world are clamoring for the chance of landing Zion Williamson, who is considered by most to be a generational talent. Just don’t expect LaVar Ball to admit that. In an interview with TMZ Sports, Ball stayed completely on brand and took a..." April 08

  • Zion Williamson would 'love to play' for the Knicks

    Yardbarker "The Knicks  apparently won’t have to worry about Zion Williamson  demanding a trade if they win the lottery. Williamson said on Friday that he would “love to play” for the Knicks if they drafted him, per Adam Zagoria of the New York Times.  The Duke..." April 06

  • Zion Williamson has interest from seven shoe companies

    Yardbarker "What team ends up drafting Zion Williamson is the most intriguing question surrounding the Duke star, but it’s not the only big one that will be answered in the coming months. Another major question about Williamson is with what shoe company he ends up signing. According to..." April 04

  • NBA Teams That Had a Shot at Zion Williamson but Likely Dropped the Ball

    Bleacher Report "The Zion Williamson hype train is heading to an NBA arena near you. The most dominant force in men's college basketball saw his freshman campaign screech to a halt in the Elite Eight. Despite another act of brilliance on his part (24 points, 14 rebounds, two assists,..." April 02

  • How changes in NBA Draft policy affected Zion Williamson mania

    SB Nation "Zion Williamson’s extraordinary and brief college career is almost assuredly over. The megastar’s Duke Blue Devils lost in the Elite Eight on Sunday, and one expects that the player overwhelmingly favored to go No. 1 in June’s 2019 NBA Draft will soon declare the end..." April 01

  • Report: Zion Williamson Shoe Deal Expected to Reach $100M in Major Bidding War

    Bleacher Report "Sixteen years ago, LeBron James sparked the biggest bidding war the shoe game had ever seen, eventually inking a $90 million contract with Nike. Zion Williamson, who spent much of his Duke career garnering comparisons to James, may be set to eclipse him. Nick..." April 01

  • Zion: 'High chance' of entering draft, but no decision yet

    The Score "While virtually everyone expects Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson to declare for June's NBA draft, he's not ready to make it official. "I mean, it's obviously a high chance that I'm obviously going to enter the draft," Williamson..." April 01

  • Paul Pierce claims Zion Williamson is already a ‘top 50’ player in the world

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce came out with an eye-catching statement on Sunday pertaining to Duke standout Zion Williamson. According to Pierce, he already considers Zion to be a top player not only in college, but in the world of basketball altogether: March 25

  • Please Don't Debate Zion Williamson vs LeBron James

    The Big Lead "This is why we can’t have nice things in sports. All we want to do is compare and contrast them, breaking them down to the point where we can’t simply enjoy the beauty of the object for what it is. That’s why I’m putting an end to the Zion Williamson vs LeBron..." March 23

  • Zion Williamson confirms the Knicks’ interest is mutual

    New York Post "The Next Big Thing is a basketball Pied Piper. You will place your life on hold for a chance to gawk at The Next Big Thing. The Knicks certainly have, and will. So I asked Duke freshman phenomenon Zion Williamson if he is aware that long-suffering Knicks fans are starving for him to..." March 22

  • Why the Knicks need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

    USA Today "Close your eyes. Imagine, just for a moment, that you're sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden. It's the first round of the 2020 playoffs, and the New York Knicks are still playing basketball. The lights go down for player introductions. The..." March 21

  • Why the Hawks need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

    USA Today "The Atlanta Hawks deserve Zion Williamson – namely because they have gone about their rebuild with credibility. They have a commitment to their young players on and off the court, giving them great player development instruction and veterans (we see you Vince Carter) to guide..." March 20

  • Zion Williamson is still No. 1 off the board for most analysts

    Yardbarker "Zion Williamson, unsurprisingly, remains at No. 1 in the latest mock draft from ESPN insiders Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz. As Schmitz explains, while Williamson was already considered a lock to stay in that top spot, his performance in last week’s ACC tournament was the “latest..." March 19

  • Nike Flew To China (And Durham) To Develop A Stronger Shoe For Zion Williamson

    Dime Magazine "The return of Zion Williamson for the Duke Blue Devils was the biggest story amid the frantic conference championship week. The presumptive No. 1 pick in this spring’s NBA Draft had a monster return to the court, bringing massive dunks and an all-around game that..." March 15

  • Zion Williamson responds to those who said he should have shut it down

    Larry Brown Sports "Zion Williamson responded on Thursday to those who said he should have shut things down and just prepared for the NBA. Williamson returned to action for the first time since he suffered a knee injury in the first minute against North Carolina on Feb. 20. He went 13/13 from the field,..." March 15

  • Zion Williamson trolls Nike while playing video games

    New York Post "It looks like Nike could have some competition when it comes to Zion Williamson. Williamson, who is widely expected to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, went on Instagram Live on Wednesday in which he was playing videos in Adidas gear. The Duke star suffered a Grade 1..." March 07

  • Lakers Have Better Chance Of Landing Zion Williamson Than Making Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "If the Los Angeles Lakers had a chance of making the playoffs at the All-Star break, it may be gone now after a poor losing streak that has the team sitting more than four games outside the Top 8. At..." March 06

  • Draft gets ‘shaky’ for Knicks if they miss out on Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett

    New York Post "The Knicks inherited the worst record in the NBA from the Suns after Monday’s loss to Sacramento. The battle for the bottom will rage on Wednesday with the Knicks (13-51) in town to face the Suns (14-51). If these squads remain the bottom two, they’re both..." March 06

  • Cavs’ Kevin Love thinks Zion Williamson should shut it down at Duke

    Cavs Nation "Cavs All-Star Kevin Love feels that Duke standout Zion Williamson should “shut it down” for the rest of this season to avoid further complications. Williamson is projected to be a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. He was enjoying an outstanding rookie..." March 04

  • The NBA Needs to Rig the Draft Lottery so the Knicks Can Land Zion Williamson

    Complex "This is an open letter, from a die-hard Knicks fan, to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver outlining all the reasons why the league needs to do the right thing and make sure the Knicks land Duke superstar Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in June's draft.  Dear..." March 01

  • Lavar Ball doesn't want Zion Williamson for Big Baller Brand

    247 Sports "The shoe world (figuratively) exploded when the Nike PG 2.5 shoe worn by Duke star Zion Williamson (literally) exploded early in a marquee game against North Carolina. The moment that the world's biggest apparel brand failed the player in line to be its next great pitchman, every..." February 26

  • NBA Draft Rumors: Knicks choosing between Duke's Zion Williamson or R.J. Barrett?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's that time of year, Knicks fans. As the NBA season comes down the stretch, Madison Square Gardenwon't be preparing for playoff basketball. Instead, a look ahead to the NBA Draft lottery and 2019 NBA Draft will dominate..." February 22

  • Zion Williamson Reportedly Won’t Play Against Syracuse Due To His Knee Injury

    Dime Magazine "While the Duke Blue Devils got relatively good news when the diagnosis on Zion Williamson’s knee injury came in, the superstar freshman reportedly won’t be able to take the floor the next time the team suits up. Williamson was ruled day-to-day with a knee sprain..." February 22

  • Paul George asks Nike 'what went wrong' with his PG 2.5 shoe after Zion Williamson injury

    ESPN " Paul George said Thursday that he reached out to Nike to find out "what went wrong" with his PG 2.5 signature shoe that Zion Williamson was wearing when he injured his knee on Wednesday. "First, I want to wish him all the best," George said...." February 22

  • NBA Proposes Lowering Eligible Draft Age to 18 After Zion Williamson Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has reportedly taken its first step toward again allowing players to enter the draft out of high school. According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, the league submitted a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association to lower the draft-eligible..." February 21

  • Should Zion Williamson Say Goodbye to Duke After Knee Injury Scare?

    Bleacher Report "In the leadup to the first of this season's two (three? four??) men's basketball matchups between Duke and North Carolina, one of the biggest stories making its rounds on social media was the Super Bowl-level ticket prices just to get into Cameron Indoor Stadium. Between..." February 21

  • Report: Zion Williamson Has $8 Million Loss of Value Insurance

    SI "Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson has a loss of value insurance policy should he be selected outside of the lottery in the NBA draft, according to The Action Network's Darren Rovell. According to the report, Willamson's policy, issued by International Specialty..." February 21

  • LeBron James reveals what impressed him most about Zion Williamson

    Business Insider "Zion Williamson has drawn comparisons to LeBron James since high school. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound freshman phenom has enthralled the college basketball world and enticed many NBA franchises with his rim-shaking dunks and high-flying blocks. He's been so highly-touted and so..." February 20

  • The Zion Effect: Duke's Zion Williamson ignites ticket sales

    Sporting News "LeBron James and Jay-Z aren't the only fans flocking to see Zion Williamson. Duke's freshman sensation has set the online ticket resale market on fire, with fans paying big money, and driving hundreds of miles, to watch the 6-7, 285-pound Williamson in the flesh. With the Blue..." February 20

  • Duke's R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson Focused On Winning, Not Who Goes No. 1

    Forbes.com "Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett could make all sorts of history in the coming weeks and months. The Duke freshmen could be part of a group that wins Duke's sixth NCAA championship under Coach Mike Krzyzewski. They could become just the third team primarily relying on..." February 20

  • Duke's Zion Williamson enjoying college, but excited about NBA future

    ESPN "As the "Quit Tryin', Draft Zion" bandwagon builds steam in the NBA, Duke superstar freshman Zion Williamson said he's just enjoying his ride in college.\ "You do think about it, but this is the only time I get to experience college,"..." February 20

  • Zion Williamson’s Scary Athleticism Came After Gaining 100 Pounds Over Two Years In High School

    Dime Magazine "Putting Zion Williamson in the conversation for the best college basketball players in recent memory might be a bit premature, but it’s not up for debate that the sport hasn’t seen an athlete quite like him in some time, if ever. His mix of skill, power, and athleticism is unique,..." February 20

  • Zion Williamson favorite to be No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    ESPN "Duke's Zion Williamson has been in the spotlight since videos of his dunks went viral when he was in high school. Even though we're not yet in March and Williamson hasn't declared, you can already bet on if he'll be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA..." February 18

  • Floyd Mayweather Gunning to Sign Zion Williamson to The Money Team

    TMZ "Sounds like Floyd Mayweather wants to be the next big sports agent -- and he's already making his pitch to sign future NBA superstar Zion Williamson.  Floyd already runs Mayweather Promotions -- and reps a bunch of young boxing stars. But, Floyd tells..." February 13

  • Zion Williamson: “It Would Be Dope To Play With Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving”

    Fadeaway World "Zion Williams is dreaming up some scenarios for his NBA entrance. The #1 NBA Draft prospect out of Duke says “it would be dope” to play with Durant and Irving. A scenario that he imagines can happen on the Knicks. The Knicks have the worst record in the NBA and will more..." February 04

2018-2019 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Knicks Zion Williamson Duke
2 Suns RJ Barrett Duke
3 Cavaliers Ja Morant Murray St.
4 Bulls Cam Reddish Duke
5 Hawks Rui Hachimura Gonzaga
6 Grizzlies KZ Okpala Stanford
7 Wizards Bruno Fernando Maryland
8 Magic Jarrett Culver Texas Tech
9 Pelicans Nickeil Alexander-Walker Virginia Tech
10 Pistons Keldon Johnson Kentucky

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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