Mike Krzyzewski: Zion Williamson not in 'playing shape,' should've skipped summer league

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Mike Krzyzewski: Zion Williamson not in ‘playing shape,’ should’ve skipped summer league

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson should’ve skipped the NBA summer league because he’s not in shape.

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SportsPulse: In what was maybe the most anticipated game in NBA Summer League history, an earthquake and an injury to Zion turned the night on its head.
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Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson should’ve skipped the NBA summer league.

“I thought really he never should’ve played just because he’s been on this circuit of awards, the ESPYs, everything,” Krzyzewski told Forbes last weekend at the Peach Jam.

Krzyzewski has praised Williamson’s ability in the past. He called him one of the most talented athletes he’s ever coached — Team USA included —  during the 2018-19 season and a “gift from God” ahead of the NBA draft, where Williamson went No. 1 to the…

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