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Monday / September 23.
  • Mike Francesa thinks Zion Williamson won’t translate well to the NBA

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Noted college basketball expert Mike Francesa thinks Zion Williamson won’t translate well to the NBA, in part, because he says he couldn’t guard Tim Duncan (who retired) or Kevin Durant (who no one can guard).

    Earlier this month, Francesa said, “If you take [Zion Williamson] first, you’re gonna wish you didn’t….He’s not going to be a great pro. He’s got a lot of work to do before he shows me he can be a great pro.”

    Back in November, Mike said Williamson needs a “higher level” to play at than Division 1. Apparently, he’s not ready for the “higher level” of the NBA.

    These takes are classic and will be worth reviewing a year from now when Zion’s in the league.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.