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According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, New Orleans Pelicans’ phenom Zion Williamson has undergone a dramatic transformation, shedding 25 or more pounds in recent months.

Williamson’s commitment to improving his fitness has been a key factor in the Pelicans’ success this season, as reported by Windhorst on The Hoop Collective podcast.

Since December, Williamson’s dedication to his physical condition has been evident, with insiders in New Orleans attesting to his impressive weight loss.

“I’ve got people in New Orleans telling me that since December when the In-Season Tournament happened, that Zion Williamson has lost 25 or more pounds, and his performance has been excellent,” Windhorst said, per Doric Sam of Bleacher Report.

“He’s playing fewer minutes and I think that helps as well, but I’ve got people telling me he’s lost 25 pounds. And I don’t mean like in the past where they say, ‘Oh, he’s added muscle’ and it’s like, ‘Has he?'”

Williamson, listed at 284 pounds (129 kg), is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 30.9 minutes per game this season.