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Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson

F - NOR

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 284 lbsAge: 22College: DukeDrafted: #1 (1st Rd.)

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) F #23
Best / Worst #18 / #27
ADP #1

Roster %

 
Yahoo
61%
 
ESPN
72%

Eligibility

Yahoo PF
ESPN PF
CBS PF
Zion Williamson nearing five-year extension with Pelicans

Zion Williamson is nearing a five-year rookie max contract extension worth $231 million with the New Orleans Pelicans according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Fantasy Impact

After a season of speculation, Zion Williamson will sign an extension that keeps him in New Orleans through the 2027-28 season. Williamson has averaged 25.7 points, 7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 85 games across parts of two seasons for the Pelicans. The Duke-product missed all of the 2021-22 season recovering from a foot injury.

Luke Monaldo6 weeks ago
Zion Williamson (foot) fully cleared for return to play

According to Pelicans reporter Andrew Lopez, F Zion Williamson (foot) has been medically cleared to return to play.

Fantasy Impact

After suffering a broken bone in the fifth metatarsal of his foot, Williamson missed the entirety of the 2022 basketball season for the Pelicans. Despite a playoff push and on-court drills and workouts, the Pelicans choose not to have their former first-overall selection play. On Thursday, the team and medical staff showed imaging pertaining to Williamson's foot that gave him a clean bill of health and later announced that he has been medically cleared for a return to play in 2022-2023. With injury concerns remaining a large part of the mystery around Williamson, managers can breathe a sigh of relief as there were thoughts around the league that this could be a potential career-defining injury.

Kyle Williams11 weeks ago
Zion Williamson (foot) participates in "controlled scrimmage"

Pelicans F Zion Willamson was able to participate in what coach Willie Green called a "controlled scrimmage" Thursday afternoon, as reported by NOLA.com's Christian Clark.

Fantasy Impact

The "scrimmage" was mainly with development coaches but it marked progress in Zion Williamson's return from a fracture in his right foot. Williamson is not expected to return to the court during the regular season but the chance remains for him to return should the Pelicans advance deep enough in the postseason.

Luke Monaldo18 weeks ago
Zion Williamson travels with New Orleans on road trip

Zion Williamson traveled with the Pelicans to Portland on four-game road trip.

Fantasy Impact

This is the first multi-game road trip Williamson has traveled on this season, so that appears to be a step in the right direction. He remains without a timetable to return but as the Pelicans find themselves in the play-in tournament, this will be a situation to keep an eye on if New Orleans finds themselves in the playoffs.

Ari Koslow19 weeks ago
Zion Williamson practices on Friday

Zion Williamson was spotted working out at the Pelicans practice on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

This is positive news for Williamson fantasy owners and he should be rostered 100% in all season-long formats. This is a critical time for the center to prove his value as the Pelicans have to make a huge decision on extending or trading him by the summer. The Pelicans have 16 games left for the schedule.

Karimu Williams22 weeks ago
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