“The real Zion Williamson will come to the floor next season,” says Pelicans GM

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Zion Williamson is expected to be at his very best next season, according to the GM of the New Orleans Pelicans, David Griffin.

Griffin also said the Pelicans want to keep Williamson healthy and help him unleash his full potential.

“Once he gets to the point where he’s healthy enough to play his game, play with the ball more, play more as a slasher and less as a post-up presence, I think you’re going to see the real Zion come to the floor.

I think it’s hard to identify the things he needs to make the most improvement on other than his availability,” Griffin said. “We’re going to need to keep him healthy and let him grow as a player,” Griffin said, via Andrew Lopez of ESPN.

Williamson missed three months last season, due to a knee surgery, and played in 24 games, averaging 22.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.