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Zion Williamson could become an All-NBA player

Zion Williamson was considered by some to be a generational talent when he entered the NBA, but injuries hampered his career. Still, the New Orleans Pelicans believe in Williamson and are giving him max extension, which Nick Wright thinks is the right move.

After a solid season with the Duke Blue Devils, the hype around Zion was on par with some NBA legends.

Since entering the league, Williamson has missed most of his games. Some fans even started to wonder if the Pelicans should have taken Ja Morant with the best pick of the 2019 draft.

While some fans have lost faith in Williamson, New Orleans still wants him after he offered a max extension with the potential to be a supermax. In order for Williamson to make all of his money, he needs to make an All-NBA team.

On “First Things First,” Nick Wright explained why he thinks Williamson will make an All-NBA team and win the money.

“My lean is that the protections are very light and Zion is going to get all of its $190 million,” Wright said. “Then it goes to $230 million if he makes an All-NBA team. It’s going to be $230 million, because Zion is going to make an All-NBA team.

“Yeah, he only played 85 games. You know what he did in those 85 games? He kicked everyone’s teeth. Twenty-six points on 60 percent shooting.”

Williamson looked like an elite player when he played, and Wright and the Pelicans hope that’s enduring. Given that he signs a five-year contract, Williamson will have five chances to make an All-NBA team.

“It’s gonna cost $230 million before Zion makes an All-NBA team. Yeah, he only played 85 games and he kicked everyone’s teeth. … The NBA at its heart is who the weirdest athletes in the world, and usually these guys dominate. Zion is on this list. — @getnickwright

If Zion can continue to score 26 points with 60% shooting over an entire season, he’ll be one of the NBA’s elite. Wright thinks Williamson’s athleticism will make that possible.

Zion Williamson is ‘locked in’ and ready to show off the monster athleticism that Nick Wright and the New Orleans Pelicans think he still has

When healthy, Zion Williamson has been one of the most dominant athletes on the planet.
When healthy, Zion Williamson has been one of the most dominant athletes on the planet.

As Zion Williamson prepares to return from a year-long injury, some are questioning his commitment to basketball. Upon signing his maximum extension contract, Williamson addressed those fears.

Zion Williamson signs his five-year extension. “I’m locked in,” Zion says.

If Williamson is “locked in,” he could once again show off the monster athleticism that has made him such a high-profile prospect. Analyst Nick Wright thinks he can be that kind of athlete again.

“The NBA, at its core, is who the weirdest athletes in the world are, and usually those guys dominate,” Wright said. “Zion is on that list.”

Wright thinks Williamson is one of the most bizarre athletes in NBA history and can win an All-NBA spot and his money.

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