New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum described his teammate Zion Williamson in the best way possible. McCollum believes the star broadcaster is comparable to the iconic Marvel Comics controller.
“We call him Zion Thanos,” McCollum told Anscape’s Mark J. He explained in an interview with Spurs. “He’s special. Explosive, hungry, competitive, playful. He and two other men are 27. [points per game]60% from the field.
A few NBA betting sites are giving the Pelicans top-15 odds to win the championship in the 2022-23 season. Opponents believe their chances of returning to the game depend entirely on Williamson staying healthy.
“He and two men [James averaged 27-7-7 and Luka Doncic logged 29-9-9 at age 20]. Who are those two men? Hall of Famers. So, go see a boy who plays like a man and learns.”
“He’s growing and maturing. He is starting to get a better understanding of the basketball life.
While Williamson isn’t quite as destructive as Thanos yet, he’s one of the best players in the NBA when healthy. That is why he was nicknamed Zanos. Not to mention, he was rooting for the warlord as he watched. Avengers: Endgame In 2019
The Pelicans’ CJ McCollum and his teammates call Zion Williamson Thanos.
Williamson was selected first overall by the Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft. In his rookie 2019-20 season, the forward averaged 22.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24 starts.
He also shot 58.3% from the floor and 42.9% from downtown. The Duke product was selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team.
The following season, Williamson averaged 27 points, 7.2 boards and 3.7 assists per contest in 61 starts. And he got his first All-Star pick.
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The forward has missed the entire 2021-22 season with a foot injury. Last season, he suffered a Jones fracture in his right leg. Williamson’s leg was re-evaluated in October and December, but the injury was slow to heal.
In July, the forward signed a five-year, $193 million rookie contract extension with the Pelicans. If the weight is less than 295 pounds. And earned All-NBA honors, his deal could be worth up to $231 million.
On October 4, Williamson returned from the injury in the Pelicans’ 129–125 preseason win over the Chicago Bulls. He finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
If Zanos can play a full season, perhaps the Pelicans can make some noise in the playoffs in 2023. In the 2022 NBA Playoffs, the team lost to the Phoenix Suns in the first round.