The relationship between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans does not seem to be as idyllic as the latter would like. Already last season it began to be said that the player and David Griffin had certain discrepancies, and recently it has also been leaked that the power forward’s family is not satisfied with the direction of the franchise. However, it seems that these complications began as early as the rookie of Duke’s ex.
This is at least what Christian Clark, a journalist from the Times-Picayune, who claims that Zion suffered mounting frustration due to the enormous amount of obstacles the franchise put in order for him to return from his injury. Williamson had to undergo an operation on his knee shortly before the start of the season, and at that time he made sure that the rehabilitation period would be between six and eight weeks. However, he was not finally discharged until after three months, causing him to only play 24 games throughout the course.
In addition, when he was allowed to play, it was done quite restrictively and in very short periods, something that the player did not like either. This apparently created a strained relationship between Zion and the franchise, a tension that may not have faded over the months.
However, we can expect many rumors about the future of Williamson, especially if things are not going well on a sporting level, but few movements in this regard. Obviously there is not going to be a trade, and the most likely scenario continues to be that the power forward signs an extension with the Pelicans next summer. However, it would be well for the franchise to smooth out these rough edges, something that will surely be easier to achieve if the results on the track are positive and the team feels like it is heading towards a good port.
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