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Zion Williamson Max-Contract Extension

Zion Williamson’s entrance into the NBA came with great interest after he showed off his versatile skills at Duke back in 2018-19. In the summer of 2019, he was drafted by the Pelicans who were coming off a tough season with a 33-49 record. With Zion’s arrival, everybody thought that this would give a glimmer of hope to the people in New Orleans.

In his rookie season, he averaged 22.5 points per game on 58.3% shooting. He managed to match records set by Michael Jordan by becoming the second rookie in NBA history to get 16 20-point performances. His second season was no different as he continued impressing his fans at such a young age. The young prospect was selected as an NBA All-Star the same year and helped his team to 11th place in the West.

After suffering a tough injury prior to the next season, Zion underwent surgery that made him miss the entirety of the campaign. However, he is now eligible for a max-contract extension that can break all previous records at New Orleans. The 21-year-old athlete will most likely remain with the Pelicans for a couple more years, but he will need to elevate his game if he wants to live up to the hype that was built for him at the collegiate level.

Denis Kirilov has extensive knowledge of sports, from soccer and tennis to some of the more popular American sports. He has followed the NBA, NHL, and MLS for over a decade and enjoys providing sports reviews and predictions for upcoming games.

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