After a preseason with the Pelicans and millionaire contracts with sponsors ruined by a three-month stop for the surgery on the tear of a meniscus in the right knee, the time has come for Zion Williamson’s debut in the NBA. When in Italy it will be 3:30 on Thursday.
Tonight at the Smoothie Center in New Orleans, against a tough San Antonio, Zion will present himself to the world of basketball. The 19-year-old confessed that he hadn’t slept from the impatience of waiting. The franchise took advantage of the long re-education period to correct some flaws including the habit of landing after a jump with straight legs instead of bending them.