- Oct 9, 2008
Is going to end up being one of those what if stories. Won’t be on the floor enough. Anyone else agree?
Not ready to say that, but I have not been impressed by him at all today. I legitimately think he was a better player last March than he is right now, he’s just been hurt too much and seems to be much fatter.
He plays with a reckless style, similar to Rafa Nadal (a guy who has had quite a few injuries but been able to overcome). Unfortunately, he’s like 100 pounds heavier.
He needs to learn to play a little more under control and also drop 20-25 pounds if he wants his career to last 10+ years.
He's not making as much money as he was last year, that might be the problem.Not ready to say that, but I have not been impressed by him at all today. I legitimately think he was a better player last March than he is right now, he’s just been hurt too much and seems to be much fatter.
Vince Carter is an outlier. He's accomplished something that very few even get close to, but he also has a frame/body type that can pull it off, Zion's body won't hold up for 10 years, especially if he tries to play the style he plays.If Vince Carter can play 21 years , this kid can play 10 . It's just a matter of how good he can be
He’s really good obviously, but playing him only 15 minutes a game as a wait and see approach seems weird to me. The dude is in his youth, and he’s probably got a 7-8 year window imo. Play him and see what happens. The injury bug could hit any player, and if that’s what the NO staff is worried about, perhaps they need to provide better conditioning. Bc, from what I’ve seen...he has supreme skills and energy at the start of the game, and they’ll pull him at the 10 minute mark because he gets lackadaisical on defense and can’t keep up. They in turn put him in again for 5 more minutes later and that’s it. It’s also strange to me that he’s apparently the face of the franchise yet Ingram is there most consistent player who’s really good. When sports center or TNT say anything in regards to the Pels, it’s “Zion Williamson and his NO Pelicans”. Wut? Dude plays like 12-15 mins a game.
He wasn’t conditioned before the break either. If you’re a franchise player you should play more than 14 minutes a game.You realize he was gone from the bubble for 2 weeks and still has to get in shape . Why play him heavy minutes if he took a break on conditioning ?
the only time "playing for the future" works is when a team (any sport) tanks for the draft
otherwise play your best players
How do you know he took a break from conditioning just because he was gone for 2 weeks? If he did, that would be pretty irresponsible on his part. Even if you're home dealing with an urgent family health issue you can still find a few hours every day to work out. After all, that's why he's getting paid tens of millions of dollars.You realize he was gone from the bubble for 2 weeks and still has to get in shape . Why play him heavy minutes if he took a break on conditioning ?
Yea I don’t understand that line of thinking either, hell everyone was supposed to be staying at home, seems he would have had a lot of free time to work out.
Hell look at what Jokic did to transform his body, and he actually had the virus for a bit.
I guess there is injury risk in working out as well but seems it would be lower on a workout bike or swimming in a pool, idk. Doesn’t seem like an excuse to be out of shape, but hell he is still basically a kid, age wise.
This Shawn Kemp?He's young and probably wasn't prepared for this....i mean what youngster would be? I see him more of a Shawn Kemp than Charles Barkley (Barkley could shoot). Zion has plenty of time to hire chefs that make the right food and he will benefit from NBA coaching as well. Its really up to him what he decides to do. There Re plenty of people (templates) that do it a certain way.