The New Orleans Pelicans are forced to do a kitchen makeover based on Zion Williamson’s occurring health status.
The number one overall draft pick has yet to experience some action this season, as he deals with a challenging rehab on his foot surgery. Fans and personalities around the NBA have criticized Williamson’s weight, questioning whether he can last in the league.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Andrew Lopez, the Pelicans have gone above and beyond to aid Williamson— stressing that the organization has his back amid the ongoing struggle of dealing with different health issues while also citing David Griffin’s actions in the past.
Via Fadeaway World
The Pelicans have poured resources, time and energy to protect Williamson’s health. They have changed members of the staff and even changed some of their culinary practices in an attempt to support him. They have talked with him about protecting his body from extra hits. Griffin has stood up for him privately, sending video clips to the league to illustrate how Williamson was getting beat up. When that didn’t work, Griffin ripped NBA referees publicly for not protecting Williamson and was fined $50,000.
Indeed, Zion Williamson proved to be a star-caliber player last season, averaging over 27 points per game, leading to his first all-star appearance—proving that his talent and skillset can thrive in the NBA.
However, while the questions and talks on his health continue to persist, should fans of the Pelicans have a sigh of relief? Or, should everyone continue to worry about Williamson’s health?