The latest reports leading up to Thursday’s NBA Draft have the New Orleans Pelicans shopping “superstar” Zion Williamson for the second pick in the draft, and not finding a willing trade partner in the Charlotte Hornets. It hard to say what’s worse: the fact that the Pelicans are throwing in the towel on Zion, or that the Hornets aren’t interested. Either way, it tells you all you need to know about Zion’s future in the league.
Doug Gottlieb: “What does it say about Zion (Williamson)...that the New Orleans Pelicans, who feel like they’re close to being relevant in the playoffs, are like, ‘Yeah, we’ll trade you for a prospect.’? If that doesn’t tell you how he’s truly viewed, nothing will.”