Despite not playing in an NBA regular season game yet, Zion Williamson is already being asked about potentially leaving New Orleans.
In a recent interview with Complex, the No.1 overall pick opened up about his new team, as well as his relationship with Knicks rookie RJ Barrett. Williamson was asked if he has ever thought about what it would be like to reunite at some point with his former Duke teammate.
"Yeah, we talked about it in college a lot," Williamson said. "We kinda talked about it as we were both going to get our careers started and see how it goes. I mean, if we can possibly link up in the future, that would be great. But we both understand that if things are going well in our prospective cities, we'll just kind of leave it there."
At Duke this past season, the pair had great success, going 32-6 overall and reaching the Elite Eight before falling to Michigan State. Barrett and Williamson both scored 22.6 points per game in 38 games and 33 games, respectively.
The idea of the two reuniting on an NBA court may have fans across the league salivating, especially Knicks fans, if Williamson were to make the move from New Orleans to New York someday.
But they shouldn't get their hopes up too much: Williamson said the goal is to stay put.
"Growing up, I loved what Kobe did and Dirk did... My intentions are to stay with the Pelicans my whole career," he said.