Zion Williamson has given Pelicans a ‘great deal of comfort’ that they are in right hands
New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin says rookie Zion Williamson has given the franchise a “great deal of comfort” that the organization is in good hands.
Not only is Williamson a force on the court for the Pelicans, but the No. 1 overall pick has already shown he’s going to be great off the floor as well.
“When you see it start with a 19-year-old kid, it gives you a great deal of comfort in the future of this franchise that it’s in the right hands from a player perspective,” David Griffin said, per Oleh Kosel of SB Nation.
Williamson has pledged to pay the salaries of all Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days as the NBA suspends play due to the coronavirus.
The 19-year-old forward was raised the right way, and it shows with his quick action. The Pelicans are very fortunate they were able to replace Anthony Davis with Zion as the new face of the franchise.
If the season resumes, the Pelicans will have some work to do if they want to clinch a playoff spot. They are currently on the outside looking in.
Zion is averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 58.9 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free-throw line.
After starting off his NBA career by going under the knife, Zion Williamson scared a lot of Pelicans fans. However, since making his debut, he has proven that he has the potential to dominate the NBA for the next decade if he stays healthy.