Zion Williamson ‘Couldn’t Ask For Better Situation’ With Pelicans

This year’s first overall pick Zion Williamson is preparing for his first NBA season and the Duke product could not be more thrilled with the situation he’s in. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Williamson said that landing in New Orleans has been conducive to his style of play.

“I couldn’t ask for a better situation,” he said. “The Pelicans keep up the pace constantly, just the way I like it. I am already working with members of the technical staff and the idea of running is emphasized in each exercise. I’m sure that our offensive schemes will allow me to be lethal for the next season.”

Williamson, 19, figures to be an integral part of the Pelicans’ postseason aspirations in his rookie season. Despite trading away superstar Anthony Davis, New Orleans’ lineup will consist of Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday Brandon Ingram, J.J. Redick, Williamson and others. Williamson believes it’s a core that can potentially win a title.

“I think we can compete for a championship,” Williamson added. “Yes, I am convinced that this team can have the NBA title as a goal…I’d be lying if I said something different.”

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17 thoughts on “Zion Williamson ‘Couldn’t Ask For Better Situation’ With Pelicans

    • Jason Lancaster

      Ya, New York is just awful. That’s why the real estate is so valuable, and why it’s one of the world’s largest cities. New Orleans is way better – you can tell because there are lots of abandoned properties, lots of corruption, shorter life expectancy, and so on.

      Zion really dodged a bullet, right?

      • Dodgethis

        Actually new York city is considered the international business capitol. It’s consistently ranked as a terrible place to live. People endure the city because of the opportunity it contains. Sorry for the truth bomb. Don’t get triggered.

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          There are plenty of suburbs near NYC that are much nicer places to live like those in Connecticut, Long Island, and northern NJ.

  1. Z-A

    The median home value in French Quarter is $407,300. The median home value in Memphis is $85,800. The median home value in Manhattan is $1,201,000. The median home value in Malibu is $2,970,200. The median home value in Santa Monica is $1,682,900. The median home value in Beverly Hills is $3,460,200.

    Zion and Ja making out like bandits in their markets.

    • Down with OBP

      Especially when they go to sell those properties after their playing career is over…..basic economics?

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        Because the cost of living is so high there. But people who live in most parts of the country without such a ridiculously high cost of living don’t have to pay millions of dollars for their homes.

        • WubbaLubbaDubDub

          No. Try supply and demand, my friend. Cost living doesn’t create high property values. Vice versa.

    • snotrocket

      Is he? I thought he and Lonzo had a bit of a falling out over those shoes being absolute trash.

  2. goldenmisfit

    What were people expecting him to say? “I hate this place! It is what it is I guess this is the price I pay for being the number one draft pick“. He’s not going to say that what reporters should have asked him or said to him should have been “Zion, blink twice if you’re being held against your will“.

    • Dodgethis

      He can live wherever he wants. It’s only a few hours from coast to coast… rent a place in new Orleans, buy/build a place where you want to live. Millionaires don’t live the way everyone else does.

  3. seth3120

    Honestly true or not it’s refreshing. I’m not a fan of forcing trades simply because of the city you play I think you should play out your deal then go where you’re happy. But if a guy likes a smaller market isn’t that just the same. They got a lot from the Lakers for Davis who can dispute that? Maybe the future is bright

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