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Surprise! Zion Williamson isn’t considering withdrawing from the June 20 NBA draft to return to Duke.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst brought up the possibility during Wednesday’s “The Jump,” fueling all sorts of chatter that Williamson could use Duke as leverage to force the New Orleans Pelicans to trade the No. 1 overall pick they landed in Tuesday night’s draft lottery.
But Williamson’s stepfather, Lee Anderson, put an end to those rumors while making an appearance on ESPN radio on Thursday.
“There has been a lot of…