Zion Williamson is the talk of the NBA right now. He still has not featured for the New Orleans Pelicans this year, and there is no timetable for his return. Recently, former teammate JJ Redick labeled him a “detached teammate”. All of this started to fuel some trade rumors around the young superstar and first pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. One team that might be involved in a possible trade could be the Brooklyn Nets. Here are two reasons why the Nets must trade for Zion Williamson this offseason.
Nets Zion Williamson Trade Breakdown
They could have a superstar team of the future.
The Nets have a team to contend with right now. It is true that Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons are out, while Kyrie Irving can still only play away games, but they are still an immensely strong roster. In essence, KD has to be utilized as soon as possible for the Nets. He is 33 years old and playing incredible minutes, with a very long injury history. However, if the Nets want to contend past their Durant window, they will do everything to get Zion Williamson as soon as possible. With him, they will look great in the future.
Williamson, for all his injury trouble, is still only 21 years old. Due to some internal issues in New Orleans and silence from his camp, we cannot even justifiably say whether his injuries this year are really as serious, or there is a move that the player is hoping for in the future. If the Nets get him, he will pair up with a 25-year-old Ben Simmons and a rising rookie in Cam Thomas, who is just 20 years of age. They could be joined by the likes of Kyrie, who is just 29 right now, and guys like Kessler Edwards, a second-round prospect out of the 2021 NBA Draft who is playing some great basketball for the Nets.