Zion Williamson was one of the most hyped draft picks in the history of the NBA. In college, he dominated the league and was a stand-out for the number 1 pick in the 2019 draft. The former Duke player was drawing similarities between players such as LeBron James and Shaq O’Neal with his dominant play style.
Unfortunately, due to injury, we haven’t been able to see Zion unleash his dominance since May 04th, 2021. Williamson was showing signs of his former self in college before his injury and fans were starting to believe that he could live up to his full potential. Originally the damage was done to Williamson’s foot but fans and critics started to notice how much weight Zion has put on since first being injured and this started to become a concern for many.
There are rumbles in the NBA that Zion has been unhappy with his current squad in New Orleans and this weight gain might be used as a way out for the player. The Pelicans have had a great season however and managed to make it to the western conference playoffs, this might have had an effect on how Williamson feels about his current predicament. All fans can hope however is that Zion can return to the court and be as dominant as he was before his injury. Wherever Zion ends up if he returns to the same form he was in before his injury the NBA is definitely in for a treat!