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According to NBA insider Brian Windhorst, there is no relationship between Zion Williamson and the Pelicans organization and there is almost no relationship between him and his teammates.

Zion’s teammate CJ McCollum says that he is close with the former number one draft pick and feels respect from him.”I think that he does. I think that he does,” McCollum said when asked if Zion listens to him on The Ryan Russillo Podcast. “That’s a really good question.

“I think from a respect standpoint, he respects my approach, he respects my resume… Historically I’ve won, historically I’m respected across the league, I play the game the right way.

“I think one of the things he respects about be me most is that I’m honest, I’m blunt. And I haven’t said anything to the public that I haven’t said behind closed doors to him directly. And the things that I say to him directly are not sugar coated the way I would sugar coat it to the media or to you in a conversation…

“We’re very close and we very much so communicate often more than the public eye would truly understand. So I would say if you asked him, he would say absolutely.”