Zion Williamson appears to be committed to remaining with the Pelicans even though there were rumors of him being not all that happy with the team.
The 21-year-old phenom will be eligible to sign max extension this summer with New Orleans. The team’s general manager David Griffin said recently that Williamson will be offered a max extension.
However, he also indicted that the Pelicans will want to protect themselves which could mean that a part of Zion’s new contract will not be guaranteed. This is a type of ‘insurance’ that the team might want considering Williamson’s history with injuries.
But as far as the player himself is concerned, he seems to have a desire to stay with the team that drafted as the number one pick in 2019.
Via Andrew Lopez of ESPN:
Speaking to reporters, Zion Williamson was asked if opening the camp was a sign he wanted to stay in New Orleans. “I do want to be here. That’s no secret. I feel like I’ve stood on that when I spoke,” Williamson said to reporters at the Dryades YMCA in New Orleans.
When asked about the extension, Williamson flashed a big smile and said, “You have to ask the Pels, baby.”