Zion Williamson continues to make progress as he recovers from surgery on his right knee and his rehab process has been about more than just the recovery. The Pelicans are working with Williamson to alter his walking and running style, focusing with the big man on the kinetic chain of his body, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com relays.
While that doesn’t sound great, Williamson insists he “trusts the organization” when it comes to the Pelicans’ decision-making and plan for him.
Williamson has performed individual shooting drills and group drills but hasn’t yet participated in 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 type drills. The franchise would like Williamson to undergo two or three full practices before he plays in a game. The Pelicans are targeting the very beginning of the 2020 calendar year for those practices to take place.
“He is making progress. He is in rehab,” coach Alvin Gentry said of Williamson. “He is doing everything that he’s supposed to do and he’s moving forward toward playing,”