David Griffin speaks out on developing chemistry between Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball
Ball and Williamson have been connecting on a bunch of alley-oops lately and it’s been really fun to watch for Pelicans fans.
David Griffin on the developing chemistry between Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball: "I think they have a very special connection with one another."
Also added that Nicolo Melli has benefited w/ Zion in lineups and he's been essential to provide spacing on the floor for Zion & Zo.
— Oleh Kosel (@OlehKosel) March 21, 2020
Before the season got suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pelicans were in 10th place in the Western Conference standings. New Orleans has a record of 28-36.
Williamson has appeared in 19 games for the Pelicans this season. He missed the beginning of his rookie season after undergoing left knee surgery. However, since making his debut, Zion has been a monster.
Zion is averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game for the Pelicans. The former Duke star is shooting 58.9 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from beyond the arc, and 64.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Meanwhile, in his first season with the Pelicans after starting his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ball is putting up 12.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from the 3-point line, and 56.7 percent from the foul line.
Other than Ball’s poor free-throw percentage, the Pelicans have loved what they have seen from the former UCLA standout, along with Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and Williamson — the key players moving forward for New Orleans in the post-Anthony Davis era.
Point guard Jrue Holiday is still the star of the team, but his future is unclear.