The NBA Draft was yesterday and the New Orleans Pelicans selected UCONN's Jordan Hawkins. What's funny about that is almost 4 hours before the draft LSU's Angel Reese cousin of Hawkins predicted that the Pelicans would take her cousin.
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson threw down an absolutely disrespectful dunk in the final seconds of last night's game against the Suns. That dunk put the Pelicans up by 11, started a fight, and has some fans heated.
An artistic young basketball fan from Australia created some great pieces depicting some Pelicans players. He received tons of positive feedback from Pelicans fans and a special package from a charitable Pels player.
The Pelicans haven't had a non-draft acquisition this big since the Boogie Cousins trade. I wouldn't count the Anthony Davis trade because that was something that had to happen. With Boogie and now CJ, these trades were a shock when they happened. This trade is huge for the Pelicans for multiple reasons.
The Pelicans have reported that Zion will continue his rehabilitation away from the team. This will allow him to solely focus on getting better and "back" on the court. Zion also gave his first statement since media day.
Finally, we get an update from the Pelicans themselves on Zion Williamson and his foot; however, it is in the form of a tweet but I digress. Zion Williamson received a biological injection in his foot to stimulate the healing in his foot.
Zion has been seen around New Orleans, and I'm here to tell you HE ISN'T OVERWEIGHT. Zion has been seen around New Orleans at high school basketball games, AAU basketball games, and in local stores. From all the pictures that have been released, we can clearly see that Zion isn't overweight and even looks better than he did at media day.
Zion was supposed to be ready for opening day and we are 7 games into the season and no Zion. Well during halftime of the Pelicans Suns game on TNT, Charles Barkley gave Zion Williamson some hard truths he needed to hear.