21 Oct 2021 12:43:59
Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report:

There’s a strong belief in league circles that the Pelicans were unaware of that procedure until Williamson reported to New Orleans ahead of media day, although one team source contacted by B/ R maintained the Pelicans and Williamson were aligned on the injury’s timeline.

He’s since reached north of 300 pounds this offseason, sources said, again fueling concerns among New Orleans staffers similar to the months leading up to his rookie debut. When he joined the Pelicans’ recent preseason trip to Minnesota, several league personnel on hand were struck by his heavier appearance than his listed playing weight last season of 284 pounds. “I know Zion at 280, and he was not 280,” said one observer.

1.) 21 Oct 2021
21 Oct 2021 13:36:46
Let me guess: you’re going to propose Hield, Bagley, and a first for Zion?

2.) 21 Oct 2021
21 Oct 2021 14:48:42
Nope. More of a commentary on New Orleans playoff hopes this year.

3.) 21 Oct 2021
21 Oct 2021 17:12:45
Fred- their playoffs hopes shouldn’t have been high even if Zion was healthy.

4.) 21 Oct 2021
21 Oct 2021 19:48:09
Most predictions had NO beating out Sac and Minny for the play-in slots. I cannot see NO besting either of Sac or Minny without Zion playing 70+ games.