Zion Williamson ‘Doesn’t Listen’ To Pelicans’ Advice About His Diet And Conditioning
Even though Zion Williamson has had to deal with a lot of flak for his weight and injuries, he continues to leave an impression of a player not only capable of racking up a handful of All-Star nods but also as someone who has the potential to change the entire direction of a franchise.
After being sidelined for most of last season due to an injury, Zion Williamson is finally back in action, looks healthy and has played in 19 of his team’s 23 games this season while averaging 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.
But, it still seems like Zion isn’t able to unleash his full potential, with things getting worse as of late with Williamson being lesser involved each game, and doesn’t seem to be playing as hard as he used to.
However, it now turns out to be more of a conditioning problem, rather than relating to being a problem of effort.
This at least, if we trust a new report from Chris Clark of the Times-Picayune. According to Clark, the Pelicans are growing increasingly frustrated about Williamson’s poor work ethic, leading to them giving the All-Star advice about his conditioning and diet. Unfortunately for the franchise, the advise doesn’t seem to be too fruitful, as Zion simply appears to not care one bit.
“The Pelicans have repeatedly stressed to Williamson that his diet and conditioning need to improve. Williamson, multiple team sources have told The Times-Picayune, ‘doesn’t listen.’,”