The NBA season is almost here and New Orleans Pelicans fans have to be foaming at the mouth waiting to see Zion Williamson in action.
The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, Williamson might be the most anticipated rookie since LeBron James. His highlights will be played all over television and social media this season.
He’s already producing a few in practice. Check out this alley-oop from earlier today.
Lonzo Ball hits Zion for the dunk, with the high-flying forward almost taking the ball off the backboard to finish.
— Ed Daniels (@WGNOsports) October 2, 2019
Williamson almost hit his head on the backboard, that’s how high up he was. In addition to the leap itself, the body control from the former Duke star is also outstanding.
Williamson’s NBA Summer League debut was limited to nine minutes due to a knee issue. However, his first real NBA action is coming up.
The Pelicans will open preseason play at the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. The team will also play exhibition games against the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks.
New Orleans’ regular season opener will be against the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, October 22.