LAS VEGAS -- What did former Duke roommates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, the first and third picks, respectively, of this year's NBA draft, show us in their first professional game against each other Friday night in the NBA summer league?
Like the rest of the rookies in action, Barrett and Williamson were playing their first competitive game since the end of their college season in March. And the night ended prematurely for both Williamson (who took a knee to his knee in the second quarter) and the game as a whole, postponed with 7 minutes, 53 seconds left because of an earthquake that shook the Thomas & Mack Center. So it's advisable not to read too much into their performance.
Nonetheless, our first look at Barrett and Williamson in the uniforms of their new teams offers a good starting point for understanding how their games will translate to the NBA. Let's take a look at what they showed.