Zion Williamson is open to playing for any team in the NBA. New York Knicks fans hope to see him take residence in Madison Square Garden.
The overwhelming consensus about this year’s draft class is simple: It’s Zion Williamson and then everyone else. Any team who lands the first overall pick will have a hard time passing on the insane potential Williamson shows.
“If they draft me,” he said, “I would love to play for them.”
The lottery is the next big thing Knicks fans have circled on their calendar. Following a brutal loss to the Houston Rockets, the Knicks clinched the worst record in the league.
Of course, the lottery odds were changed this year and the Knicks only have a 14 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick. This year, the three worst teams in the NBA will all have a 14 percent chance at the top pick.
In fact, New York has a 47.9 percent chance to drop all the way to the fifth pick. That would be a gut-punch to the fan base that is already dreaming of Williamson throwing down ridiculous dunks in Madison Square Garden.
There are a few solid fallback options should the Knicks whiff on Williamson. Murray State point guard Ja Morant has all the tools to be an elite point guard at the next level. Not to mention, Williamson’s teammate R.J. Barrett.