Zion Williamson is on the doorstep of being labeled as one of the most disappointing first overall picks in NBA history.
The New Orleans Pelicans picked Williamson with the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
But since his rookie season, Williamson has suffered several injuries that have kept him from being a consistent star in the league.
Last season, Williamson looked in great shape, but was featured in just 29 games.
While many are concerned about Williamson’s health, Pelicans executive David Griffin made a huge statement about his star’s offseason, via NBACentral on Twitter.
“I can tell you Zion Williamson has been in our gym more than he has in his entire career in the offseason,” Griffin said.
Zion Williamson has been in the gym more than he has in his entire career according to a Pelicans executive 👀
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 20, 2023
Griffin provided a positive update about Williamson’s work ethic.
He claimed Zion has practically been living in the team’s training facility.
It’s certainly good news for the fanbase, as it has been aching to see a healthy Zion in action.
Williamson missed the majority of the 2022-23 season due to a hamstring injury.
Prior to being sidelined, Zion was averaging 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game for the Pelicans.
Unfortunately, playing just 29 games for the team wasn’t enough to lead the team to the playoffs.
The Pelicans finished the season as the ninth seed in the Western Conference with a 42-40 record.
With the team still in search of its first NBA championship in franchise history, Williamson’s health remains a crucial deciding factor in that dream.
Will Zion finally play at the level he was expected to?
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