Networks linked to Zion Williamson amid Durant rumors

GT Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans heads into the net as Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets defends in the second half at Barclays Center Kevin Durant’s order of trade shook the entire NBA. Most of the free agencies of the year depend on what’s going on with him and with Brooklyn Networks. The two teams that Durant is interested in playing for are the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. However, they have It said He rejected more than four offers from Suns in the…

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Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, NBA players to watch in the second half

Register here To get beyond the back page delivered to your inbox every morning of the week. The NBA slate resumes Thursday night for the Nets and after one night for the Knicks with both home teams among the intriguing storylines for Hoops fans to watch over the extended run of the regular season. Individually, many of the big-name players have a lot at stake over the coming months as well, whether it has to do with the success of their teams or in terms of their personal future. With…

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RJ Barrett hits 35 points while Knicks cut Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS – Zion Williamson came in disguised over Halloween as a gleaming spectator, seated next to the base seats, on the last of the pelicans. The Pelican star wore an oversized, bright yellow sweater with a hoodie and had a good seat to watch his ex-Duke friend, RJ Barrett, put on a frightening and stunning performance of the Knicks professional at Smoothie King Arena. Barrett outplayed a dormant Williamson 35-0 in a thrilling performance as the Knicks continued their spirited start with a 123-117 victory over the woebegone Pelicans.…

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Pelicans star Zion Williamson still ineligible to train

Zion Williamson was the No. 1 pick overall in the 2019 NBA Draft — two choices before the Knicks took on former Duke teammate, RJ Barrett — but the powerful 6-foot-7 forward missed significant time in each of his first three seasons for New Orleans with knee and foot diseases. The Pelicans, who host the Knicks on Saturday night, opened the season with five defeats in their first six games. There was little clarity on when to return from summer foot surgery for Williamson, who averaged 27.0 points and 7.2…

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RJ Barrett’s durability is perfect for hard-working Knicks

New Orleans – RG Barrett has become the anti-Zionist Williamson for durability. He will not face the Knicks on Saturday when they play the Pelicans, because he was injured again. In fact, Williamson, the infamous 2019 draft pick and Barrett’s former teammates, did not play in pre-season and did not make his debut in 2021-22 as he recovers from right-foot surgery. Williamson had a series of illnesses. He missed the first three months of his rookie year due to knee issues. On the other side is Barrett, the number 3…

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