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Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball details how Zion Williamson makes the game ‘very easy’ for him


With his unworldly athleticism, New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has been catching and finishing a ton of alley-oops in the 2019-20 NBA regular season campaign.

Usually on the other end of those highlights is Pels point guard Lonzo Ball, whose court vision has indeed complemented the freshman’s high-wire act.

In a clip posted by the Pelicans’ Twitter account, the 22-year-old playmaker detailed how Williamson’s presence automatically makes things easier for him and his teammates.

“He makes my game very easy, honestly. Whether it’s pick-and-roll or throwing the ball up there for him to get it. He requires a lot of attention on the offensive end so he frees up a lot of open shots for other guys including myself. It’s been a lot of fun playing with him on both sides of the ball,” Ball shared.

Like Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball is also playing in his first season in NOLA after spending two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Both players have settled in just fine in the Bayou, as Williamson is slowly creeping into the Rookie of the Year conversation, despite missing the first two months of his rookie season.

The 19-year-old phenom has only appeared in 19 games so far. Still, Zion has been as good as advertised, notching 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists, while knocking down 58.9 percent of his field goals.

Ball, on the other hand, is also having an outstanding season. Apart from directing head coach Alvin Gentry’s offense with his playmaking, the 6-foot-6 guard is also enjoying a terrific scoring binge in the last few games.