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A Zion Williamson Trade Is Unlikely Before the NBA Draft

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Jason Smith: “For the Pelicans to move on from Zion, who they made the centerpiece of their franchise and is in the first year of a huge max deal... they aren’t just going to give him away... so no team is going to meet the Pelicans price. Not only is he someone who can’t stay healthy... he’s got this Moriah Mills stuff hanging over him.”

Mike Harmon: “I think David Griffin and everyone associated with the Pelicans front office would love nothing more than to see Zion actually on the court performing for them but it might be a little too late for that process... so if you can get some sort of equity in the trade market you go do it.”

Jason Smith and Mike Harmon discuss the impact of Zion Williamson’s current off-court drama and if the Pelicans star will be dealt prior to Thursday’s NBA Draft. Jason Smith believes a Zion trade is unlikely due to the Pelicans signing him to a max deal last Summer. Mike Harmon believes the Pelicans should consider trading Zion due to his injury history and recent off-court headlines. Listen to the full segment above!