Zion Williamson spent quarantine period relearning fundamentals
During a conference call with reporters on Friday, New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson spoke about how the quarantine period made him feel like he was “5 years old again.”
In order to get ready for the “bubble” games at Disney World, Williamson worked out with his stepfather during the hiatus and relearned all the fundamentals about basketball and taking care of his body.
“It just felt like I was 5 years old again,” Zion Williamson said Friday, via Andrew Lopez of ESPN.
“Just went back to square one, tried to get my body where it needs to be, get my fundamentals back to square one and start from there. So yeah, it was just like starting over at 5 again. It was a great process to learn it all over.”
Williamson had a hoop at his house in New Orleans, so he was able to work on his game.
With that said, the Pelicans youngster is ready to show the NBA world that he’s not just a dunker and is a complete basketball player.
Before the season was suspended in March, Williamson was averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Pelicans, who went 10-9 with him in the lineup.
All eyes are going to be on Williamson and the Pelicans once the seeding games begin on July 30. To make the 2020 playoffs, the Pels have to beat out the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings for the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.