David Griffin, General Manager and president of basketball operations of the New Orleans Pelicans, expressed his excitement for his healthy squad.
Griffin admitted the team has learned how to integrate star rookie Zion Williamson into the system and that makes him optimistic that the Pelicans will reach the postseason once the season resumes.
“But for the most part I look at our season and I just see such constant growth, and that’s the thing that excites me the most is that as we’ve learned how to integrate Zion (Williamson) into the flow of the offense and as he’s gotten in better shape as he’s started to sort of find himself.
The way we’re all working together and seamlessly working with a ball-dominant presence that good says an awful lot about Lonzo (Ball) and about Brandon Ingram and Jrue Holiday and what their mindset is. They’re about the right things and I think because of that we’ve been able to progress rather quickly,” Griffin said in an appearance on the Pelicans podcast.
Prior to the NBA suspension, the Pelicans had a 28-36 record for 10th in the West — three and a half games behind the eighth spot.