Just one day after he was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season for a broken foot suffered during the offseason the required surgery, Zion Williamson sent out a video suggesting that he might be doing a bit better than originally anticipated.
Zion just posted this on IG 👀
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 23, 2022
Granted, it’s a padded court to lessen the impact on the feet, but that doesn’t necessarily look like a player who should be sidelined for the rest of the season while his New Orleans Pelicans battle for a place in the postseason. After all, a talent that averaged 27 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season should be looked upon as an invaluable asset for a potential playoff push.
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But the situation surrounding the 21-year-old is an uneasy one. Reports have surfaced in recent months that the Duke product has been unhappy with the rehabilitation process up in Portland — just the latest inkling of dissatisfaction from a superstar in the making that doesn’t appear to be all that invested in the Pelicans.
While he’s under contract through the 2022-23 season, demanding a trade might not be out of the cards for Williamson should he follow the trend created by the likes of James Harden.
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Earlier this month, FOX Bet trader Dylan Brossman dropped “hypothetical odds” on where Williamson might be playing his basketball next season when he’s ready to go.
Zion Williamson hypothetical next team odds
- New Orleans Pelicans: +125
- New York Knicks: +175
- Atlanta Hawks: +400
- Los Angeles Lakers: +500
- Golden State Warriors: +700
- San Antonio Spurs: +750
- Chicago Bulls: +900