2019 NBA Draft: 5 Reasons Atlanta Hawks Should Draft Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft
Zion Williamson Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /


One area in which Zion would be a huge boon for the Atlanta Hawks is in the hearts and minds of the masses, as well as in the mainstream media.

At this juncture, although both Collins and Trae have their fans, the team is regarded as a niche rebuilding project. But if Zion were to join the Atlanta Hawks fold in the 2019 NBA Draft, the team would be immediately top of the mind around the country and perhaps around the world due to the absolutely spectacular highlights that the team would be able to produce on a night-to-night basis.

Zion himself might be the most highlight-reel worthy player in recent NBA history, and he would possibly be the only player that could pry away the “Human Highlight Film” moniker from Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins.

Each of Zion’s highlights are spectacular and special in their unique way, and much like choosing a favorite child, singling out just one as a favorite is almost impossible. Could it be this coast-to-coast sequence against the eventual national champion Virginia Cavaliers in which he nabs a rebound, sprints down the court, uses an in-and-out dribble to send a defender flying, then finishes a one-handed vicious slam WHILE HIS DEFENDER IS DRAPED OVER HIS DUNKING ARM?

Or maybe you prefer defensive highlights. What about this truly insane sequence (also against Virginia) in which Zion takes off from four feet (or more) inside the three-point line and blocks a three-point shot attempt into the stands from potential Top 5 pick De’Andre Hunter (who the Hawks might also take if they don’t move up in the lottery)?

This are just two of what were a seemingly infinite stream of ridiculous plays Zion made. Wouldn’t it be fun to watch a player this talented on the Atlanta Hawks? (The answer is yes, yes, 1000 times yes).