Most of the recent headlines about Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans have been decidedly negative.
But all the bad press doesn’t change the fact that Williamson is an extremely talented star even when he’s healthy.
StatMuse highlighted a very impressive fact.
Williamson is the only player to average 25+ points per game on 60+ field goal percentage.
Players Will Average 25+ PPG At 60+ FG% All Time:
– Zion Williamson
That’s it. pic.twitter.com/FBZUvLPqdO
— Statmuse (@statmuse) 26 June 2023
For Pelicans fans, this is further proof that he is a sensational, generational talent.
But the same fans are grappling with the fact that Williamson is not keeping fit.
There is no denying the greatness of Williamson.
After missing the entire 2021-22 season, Williamson returned to the league averaging 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
And, yes, he did so with a 60.8% field goal percentage.
Partly due to Williamson’s dominance, the Pelicans were having one of their best seasons in years.
But when he was injured again in January, Pels fell apart and his chances for greatness diminished after the season and then disappeared altogether.
Williamson has inspired and disappointed his fans over the years.
It has gotten to the point where some loyal Pelicans followers are demanding that he be traded, despite his immense talent.
They have believed in Williamson over the years but are tired of seeing him struggle with injuries time and again.
He argues that perhaps the time has come to let Williamson go.
If the front office decides to do so, they can point to the figures above when they’re convincing other teams to take him.
Even after all his injuries, Williamson is still a player unlike any other.
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