It’s not going to take long for Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett to go from teammates to opponents. NBA Summer League is on the horizon, and there’s an interesting matchup on the schedule.
On Thursday, the Pelicans took Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Much to the delight of the fans at the Barclays Center, the Knicks took Barrett two picks later.
During their only season together, Williamson and Barrett combined to form one of the best duos in college hoops. Regardless of their inexperience in crucial situations, Duke was a possession away from reaching the Final Four.
Now, basketball fans will have the chance to watch these former Blue Devils battle against each other.
On July 5, Williamson and the Pelicans will face Barrett and the Knicks on the opening day of the 2019 Summer League in Las Vegas.
Williamson is looking to become the next face of the Pelicans’ franchise, whereas Barrett has the burden of trying to revitalize a historic franchise.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) June 21, 2019
There’s no question that it’ll be the hottest ticket of the summer.
ESPN will broadcast this match-up between New York and New Orleans.
If you’re a fan of basketball in general, then this is a must-see match-up.