Earlier this offseason, David Griffin of the New Orleans Pelicans admitted that Zion Williamson needed to get in proper shape for the upcoming season. Clearly, the No. 1 overall pick took his advice.
All it took was one month for Williamson to silence all his doubters with his overall build.
Several members of the Pelicans were seen practicing together at the team’s facility. Williamson was one of those players in attendance.
Instead of captivating the sports world with a jaw-dropping dunk, it’s actually a picture of Williamson that has people buzzing.
The former Duke superstar looks to be in tremendous shape for the upcoming season. Now that he can surround himself with a professional training staff at all times, Williamson shouldn’t have any concerns over his conditioning.
After all, he looks in such fantastic shape that it’s fair to wonder if he’s already the best young athlete in sports.
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He heard y’all say he was outta shape.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) August 9, 2019
Williamson has big shoes to fill in New Orleans, especially since the team sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Pelicans might not have postseason expectations, but many analysts think they could potentially compete for one of the final playoff seeds in the Western Conference.
It’s safe to say that Williamson looks ready for the challenge.