Zion Lateef Williamson is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
Zion Williamson was born on July 6, 2000 in Salisbury, North Carolina.
On August 30, 2016, Zion Williamson received a scholarship offer from Duke University and he committed to them in a live ESPN telecast on January 20, 2018.
Zion Williamson played in a preseason game for Duke on August 15, 2018, in an 86–67 win over Canadian university Ryerson, recording a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds and shooting 3-of-4 from three-point range.
Zion Williamson Team
On June 20, 2019, the New Orleans Pelicans drafted Zion Williamson with the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft, and he signed on July 1, 2019.
Zion Williamson Salary
Zion Williamson earns $9,147,600 annually playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Zion Williamson Net Worth
Zion Williamson has a net worth of over $15 million.
Zion Williamson Trade
The reason Zion Williamson might be traded wouldn’t be because he is a bad basketball player. But the New Orleans Pelicans haven’t made the playoffs since Anthony Davis was last on the team, and Zion Williamson hasn’t yet played a full 82 game season.
The New Orleans Pelicans would be giving up Zion Williamson, Tomas Satoransky, Jaxson Hayes, and Naji Marshall to get a 3-time All-Star in Ben Simmons accompanied by a huge trade package to reflect the difference in trade value between Simmons and Williamson.
Zion Williamson Vertical
Despite being 6 “6 and 284 lbs, Zion Williamson has a 45-inch vertical leap! This means that Zion Williamson has one of the highest vertical jumps in NBA history!
Zion Williamson Rehab Medical Update
On December 11, 2021, Zion Williamson experienced a “regression” in his surgically repaired right foot, further delaying the Pelicans star forward’s long-awaited return to the court.
It marked the second setback since Zion Williamson was cleared in late November to participate in five-on-five practices at full speed. When he was scheduled to take part in his first full practice of the season on Dec. 2, the team announced that it wanted him to rest instead because of renewed foot soreness.
Zion Williamson Return
Zion Williamson’s right foot which was surgically repaired this summer, is still not healing correctly, and Williamson will be out indefinitely.
The Pelicans announced two weeks ago that Zion Williamson had been cleared to participate in full team activities, but shortly afterward he felt soreness that did not allow him to progress to five-on-five.
It is unclear how much Zion Williamson has been able to do in practice and in workouts, but he now will be shut down.,