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Zion Williamson: 10 Fun Facts to Know

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is ready to take over the NBA
New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is ready to take over the NBA

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson has been a YouTube sensation since his high school days at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, S.C. Now the 19-year-old Duke product is taking his unique blend of eye-popping size and highlight-reel skills to the NBA. Already one of the internet’s favorite dunkers, Williamson showed off a complete game during his one season playing for Coach K at Duke. Here are a few fast facts to know about the most exciting player in college basketball:
 

New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams after five years of service

One of the most appealing NBA head coaching jobs is now open. The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with head man Monty Williams after five years, leaving the chair on Anthony Davis’ bench unoccupied.

 

Pelicans ownership had created a mandate within the organization: If the team didn’t make the playoffs this past season, it was known that Williams and general manager Dell Demps would both be out of a job. Apparently, meeting that requirement was still not enough to save Monty.

 

Anthony Davis, Pelicans beat Warriors after trash talk

You shouldn’t give Anthony Davis any extra motivation. The 22-year-old is, by any measure, as good as any 22-year-old has ever been in the NBA, and he’s all but carried an awkward, poorly coached New Orleans Pelicans roster into a playoff spot in the loaded Western Conference.

 

NBA Recap: AD Spoils Durant’s Return, Mavs Beat Bulls in 2OT Classic, Curry Shines

Kevin Durant returned last night, and it didn't go as well as his buddy Russell Westbrook’s emphatic foray back into action last Friday night. Granted, the competition was much tougher: Westbrook slaughtered the lowly, 'Melo-less Knicks, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into the Smoothie King Center to take on New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night.

What We Are Thankful For In the 2014-15 NBA

Let’s not beat around the bush: We love the NBA. That’s why we’re here. And in lieu of any game action tomorrow — football’s time to shine as the turkey’s tryptophan tricks us to sleep — we’ll have to subsist on the memory of some of the season’s most heart-warming trends. What are we thankful for through the beginning of the 2014-15 season?

Boogie Cousins and the surging underdogs, the Sacramento Kings

NBA Weekend Roundup: Cavs struggle, A.D. Explodes, More Bulls Injuries

The Cleveland Cavaliers have now lost four games in a row. Nobody thought it was going to be easy for the quickly assembled super squad to find their rhythm — but no one thought they’d falter this badly out of the gate, either. Now 5-7 on the season, LeBron’s squad showed all the classic symptoms of losing basketball in their two weekend losses to the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors.

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