Coach K: Zion Williamson was out of shape, 'never should've played' in Summer League


Zion Williamson has had a great deal on his plate since he made his last showing with Duke in the NCAA competition.

Williamson, who went No. 1 generally speaking in the NBA draft a month ago to the New Orleans Pelicans, has been apparently all over the place — from draft appearances, interviews, entertainment expos and the sky is the limit from there.

That is actually why Duke mentor Mike Krzyzewski feels that Williamson shouldn't have played in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas by any means. He basically wasn't prepared to get retreat from the court.

Williamson began solid in his Summer League debut with the Pelicans, scoring his first basin with a huge dunk down low

He completed that game with 11 and three bounce back in only nine minutes, and was pulled from the game at halftime after he took a knee-to-knee hit to one side knee. The Pelicans declared the following day that he would miss the rest of the Summer League because of "a wealth of alert."

While Williamson's damage — which isn't probably going to affect him next season — more likely than not wasn't caused because of him being "rusty," Krzyzewski isn't the just one to see Williamson's molding, or deficiency in that department.

ESPN's Seth Greenberg said on "Get Up" this week that he thought Williamson was overweight — something the Duke star has been called before when he was at a USA Basketball Camp in 2017.



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