Landon brings on a few fellow NBA nerds from the In My Bag Podcast and the Clubhouse Sports Pod to recap and react to the franchise-altering events that took place during this year’s NBA draft lottery.
Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Michigan State over the weekend. On Tuesday Williamson was named to the Associated Press All-America team.
This season Williamson averaged 22.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocked shots, and 1.8 steals. The Duke phenom also had a 69.3 field-goal percentage and was one of the stars of the NCAA tournament. It’s probably a safe bet that Williamson’s college basketball career is over. So where does he go?
“1The NBA has possibly never seen someone with Zion Williamson’s gifts. Some people might say LeBron James when he first came into the league is comparable to Williamson, but James didn’t have a vertical leap surpassing 45 inches. Others might mention the likes of Vince Carter, Derrick Rose before the injuries, or Russel Westbrook when trying to find a player that compares to Williamson’s athletic ability. The difference is none of them were 6’7, nor have the aforementioned over 45 inch vertical leap, and none of these players weighed 285 pounds. That’s the thing that is really astonishing about this, Williamson’s weight. If he were in the NBA today he would have the second highest weight in all of the NBA. His second jump is amazing as well, once he hits the ground his 285 pound frame is right back up. Imagine someone weighing 20 pounds more than LeBron with a vertical near 50 inches. That’s scary!
Selection(s): Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama
The selection of Collin Sexton cements the reality of Cleveland without LeBron James. Although LeBron has been vital part of the Cavaliers, both him and the organization must part ways in order to both remain relevant. Without James the Cavaliers have the opportunity to embrace a full rebuild. Read Full Article Here!
By Oliver Mauntel
Michael Porter Jr. Denver Nuggets (14): If healthy, Porter would have essentially been guaranteed to be a top 5 pick in the draft. Porter’s latest episode of back spasms in the week prior to the draft led to some concerns about his long term health, causing him to slip to the bottom of the lottery. Read Full Article Here!