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Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans head into the 2024 offseason in a much-improved position. Despite trade rumors, Williamson wasn’t officially on the block. Before a hamstring injury, he made strides mentally and physically, playing a career-high 70 games.

The Pelicans hired Amy Atmore for rehabilitation work, enhancing player fitness. Williamson’s relationship with former head trainer Aaron Nelson soured over time. Brandon Ingram’s future with the team seems less certain than Williamson’s.