The NBA will have to wait to see Zion Williamson in the official match, the rookie who has raised more expectation since LeBron James. The last number one of the draft will be lost the first weeks of the course due to an injury to the right knee, precisely one of the biggest threats to his career: his knees must support almost 130 kilos.
Zion Williamson does not reach two meters stripped but is the second heaviest player in the NBA. Only the giant Boban Marjanovic , Doncic's partner in the Dallas Mavericks, who is 2.21. LeBron hallucinates with the power and agility with which he moves such a size, but even his own team, the New Orleans Pelicans, admit that the impact their knees must bear is a threat to their career. This is the third scare they give him this year.
The first was in March, when he was still playing at Duke University, with Barack Obama in the front row. In a nationally televised match, Williamson's shoe exploded under his weight in a skid. Although for skating, that of Nike: according to 'CNN', its valuation on the stock market fell more than 1,000 million . He suffered a sprained knee, although he returned a few weeks later.
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In July, already as a Pelicans player, his participation in the Summer Leagues lasted only nine minutes. Williamson retired with discomfort in the left knee after colliding with an opponent and did not play again throughout the tournament, showing the precaution with which the team treats his knees.
Zion Williamson started as a favorite for the Rookie of the Year award. In the four preparation matches he has played, he has averaged 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. However, his debut should wait for another knee problem. The Pelicans say it is not serious but they will act with caution. It is the biggest threat to a future star.
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