Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett May Meet in Summer League

Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett May Meet in Summer League

Former Duke teammates and close friends Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett will face off in their first games as professionals.

Top picks Ja Morant, Darius Garland and Cam Reddish are all expected to miss Summer League action, but new Pelicans star Zion Williamson is expected to play - and his pro debut is must-watch television.

Luka Samanic, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon will all be on the roster for the Spurs' Summer League schedule that builds up to the main event in Las Vegas, which has become bigger than ever before in recent years.

Duke's Zion Williamson, left, and RJ Barrett speak before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in NY.

The Philadelphia 76ers will play four games over the first six days, the standard amount for every team.

Another marquee matchup awaits Williamson on July 6, when the Pelicans take on the Washington Wizards and No. 9 selection Rui Hachimura - the first Japanese-born player to be taken in the first round of the National Basketball Association draft. The Wizards surprised many analysts by taking Rui Hachimura with the ninth overall pick.

That same day, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Toronto Raptors for the first time since their loss in the NBA Finals. While the Lakers did not have a first-round pick, the matchup puts the two big market teams against each other.

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