Zion Williamson To Be Represented By CAA

With the 2019 NBA draft just three weeks away, the presumptive No. 1 pick has finally selected an agent. CAA Basketball issued a message today (via Twitter) welcoming Zion Williamson to the agency.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds more details, tweeting that CAA agent Austin Brown and co-head of client management Lisa Joseph-Metelus will represent the Duke star.

With Williamson locked into the No. 1 slot and rookie contracts for first-round picks predetermined by the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Brown and Joseph-Metelus won’t have to do a ton of lobbying or negotiating on behalf of their new client at the start of his NBA career.

Based on a $109MM cap projection for 2019/20, Williamson’s first four-year contract with the Pelicans is expected to start at about $9.74MM in his rookie year and be worth more than $44MM in total.

CAA’s list of NBA clients also includes stars such as Devin Booker, Joel Embiid, Paul George, Donovan Mitchell, Chris Paul, D’Angelo Russell, and Karl-Anthony Towns.

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