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 will not be anticipated to return this season, in keeping with The Athletic. The New Orleans Pelicans solely had 11 video games remaining on the schedule after they determined to finish any hope that Williamson might come again for the stretch run. It’s an apparent determination for a Pelicans crew 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 means, Herb Jones’ exceptional rookie breakout, the mixing of Jonas Valanciunas, and the addition of C.J. McCollum. It is likely to be Williamson’s franchise, however this 12 months’s crew 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 sensible for the Pelicans to take a cautious strategy with Zion, but it surely appears like signal he’s regained a few of his confidence and explosion again athletically. The Pelicans are already a extremely enjoyable crew — we will’t wait to see what they appear like with Zion subsequent season.