Zion Williamson has not performed a sport this season as he’s recovered from a fractured foot. Now we all know he received’t be again on the courtroom till subsequent season.
Williamson just isn’t anticipated to return this season, based on The Athletic. The New Orleans Pelicans solely had 11 video games remaining on the schedule after they determined to finish any hope that Williamson may come again for the stretch run. It’s an apparent resolution for a Pelicans group that has crawled out of a 1-12 begin to put themselves in place to make the play-in sport. This season has been about Brandon Ingram’s takeover scorer skill, Herb Jones’ exceptional rookie breakout, the mixing of Jonas Valanciunas, and the addition of C.J. McCollum. It is perhaps Williamson’s franchise, however this yr’s group isn’t his.
How did Zion react to the information that he received’t play this season? A day later, he posted a video of himself doing an under-the-legs dunk from a lob off the backboard — whereas shirtless.
The clip was posted to Williamson’s Instagram tales.
Charania reported that Williamson is doing stationary capturing drills and might put weight on his leg. Whereas he has cleared for basketball actions, he hasn’t finished any scrimmaging but.
It is smart for the Pelicans to take a cautious method with Zion, but it surely appears like a superb signal he’s regained a few of his confidence and explosion again athletically. The Pelicans are already a very enjoyable group — we are able to’t wait to see what they appear like with Zion subsequent season.