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Saturday / July 20.
  • ‘Stop tryin’ for Zion’: Knicks once again own NBA’s worst record

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    With their loss in Sacramento Monday night and a win by the Phoenix Suns, the Knicks are back to leading the Zion Williamson Sweepstakes.

    New York is now 13-51 and the owner of the NBA’s worst record. The bottom three teams all have a 14 percent chance at the No. 1 pick.

    The 6-foot-7 Williamson, meantime, could return to the court Tuesday night against Wake Forest after missing three games with a knee sprain. Williamson likely hopes to play in Saturday’s regular-season finale against rival North Carolina after he was injured in the opening minute of the first game on Feb. 20.

    “If they draft me, I would love to play for the Knicks,” the 6-foot-7 Williamson said after Duke beat Texas Tech last month at the Garden. “I don’t really care where I go, just the experience of being in the NBA. Whoever wants me and whoever sees the most in me, that’s where I want to be.”

    Williamson also told me that it would be “dope” to play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, two free-agent targets of the Knicks (and many other teams.)

    Photo: Duke

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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.