Zion Williamson, Pelicans

Zion Williamson wasn’t able to ‘showcase’ his game in rookie season with Pelicans

It didn’t take long for Zion Williamson to quickly find his footing in the NBA in his rookie campaign with the New Orleans Pelicans.

With a few months to reflect on his first season transpired, Williamson voiced he went through the year trying not to mess up, according to Andrew Lopez of ESPN.

 

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“I feel like there’s a lot of my game that I wasn’t able to showcase last year due to just trying to fit in with the team and finding my place, just trying not to be the rookie to mess up,” Williamson said. “It was a lot mentally that I was trying to process all at once. Starting off fresh in year two, it’s a new staff and a lot of new things going on around here, so hopefully we can come together quicker with that.”

Zion Williamson entered his rookie campaign with plenty of expectations ahead beyond just being the No.1 overall pick. Things got off to a rocky start due to a knee injury, but he demonstrated much reason for promise once he returned to the floor.

 

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He’s an athletically gifted player behind his physical playing style. Williamson quickly erased any concern that his talent could translate to the next level. He can now enter his second campaign with the comfort and experience to play within himself and continue his maturation process.

However, the issues remain with his health. The 20-year-old missed the bulk of the season due to injuries, while his weight is lingering discussion. If he can manage those two aspects, there’s no doubt that he can fulfill his massive potential.

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