We missed the first two parts of this so we linked them below: USA Today had a long sit-down with former Duke star JJ Redick. He talks about a lot of things here, including his team (the New Orleans Pelicans) and several of his younger teammates - Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball. Here’s what he said about his fellow former Blue Devils Ingram and Williams:
”...Ingram...has such a strong desire to be great and to be one of the greats. I know he’s going to keep working and keep learning and keep getting better. I would expect Zion to be hungry and in shape.
”[H]aving Brandon be that go-to scorer and he came in hungry. You could see it right away with the talent. He took almost every big shot for us last year. He hit some game-winners and had some monster games where he carried us down the stretch... Then for Zion, again, I think it’s about consistency, being in the lineup and being available and being in shape. His skill level and his talent is an anomaly. There’s not many people in the history of the game that are able to do what he does with his size. For him, there’s no ceiling on what he can become as a player.”
He also talks about his desire to play until he’s 40. That’s ambitious but Redick has always been incredibly diligent about taking care of himself. You certainly can’t rule it out.