VIDEO: Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett perform signature handshake after Pelicans-Knicks game
Zion and RJ still have the handshake 💯 pic.twitter.com/H1bQIVleNB
— ESPN (@espn) January 11, 2020
This was the first time the Pelicans and Knicks have played each other in the regular season, although Williamson didn’t play.
ion still hasn’t played this season due to the torn meniscus he suffered back in October. However, he is believed to be fully healed and has already participated in practices.
Both players have generated plenty of hype around them ever since college. They were both two of the top three picks of the 2019 NBA draft. During the preseason, Zion Williamson averaged 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Meanwhile, RJ Barrett is currently averaging 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds.
A matchup between these two former teammates will be a much-anticipated game to watch. Hopefully, these two players will be healthy in the next game they play against each other. The Knicks are scheduled to play the Pelicans at the end of March in New Orleans.
With the return of Williamson this month, the Pelicans could most certainly make a run for the lower seed in the playoffs. They are currently three games behind the Memphis Grizzlies, who are at the eighth seed.
Meanwhile, the Knicks are currently the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference. Even with the new additions of experienced players such as Marcus Morris and Julius Randle, they have still struggled.
New York will most likely have a lottery pick once again this season for the upcoming draft.
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