Zion Williamson
Zion Williamson
19-Year-Old ForwardF
New Orleans Pelicans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Pelicans took no chances during the 2019 NBA Draft, selecting Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick. Williamson enters the league as one of the most-hyped prospects in recent memory -- possibly going as far back as LeBron James in 2003. The Duke one-and-done averaged 22.6 points on an absurd 68.0 percent shooting, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 blocks in 33 collegiate games. Williamson will be the focal point of the Pelicans' mini-rebuild in the aftermath of trading Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Williamson is a virtual lock to start from Day 1, though what his true position is at the NBA level remains somewhat of a mystery. At 285 pounds, Williamson has the bulk to play center, but his 6-foot-7 frame suggests he's more of a forward. Complicating things further, Williamson's jumpshot is a clear work in progress, and the Pelicans may have to work to put four floor-spacers around him at all times. What we do know is that he has the potential to be one of the best athletes we've ever seen on the hardwood, and there should be no shortage of gravity-defying dunks, blocks and rebounds. From a fantasy perspective, counting on the rookie to have a high floor as a rebounder, defender and efficient inside scorer seems safe. The other things -- volume scoring, passing, three-point shooting, free-throw percentage -- are cloudy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Pelicans in July of 2019.
College/International Summary

Through a combination of jaw-dropping highlights and excellent production, Williamson owned the 2018-19 college basketball season. The 6-7 forward joined R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish as the top recruiting class in the nation for Duke. Over the season, he averaged 22.6 points on 68.0 percent from the field, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks. He made his debut against Kentucky in the Champions Classic with 28 points and seven rebounds in the win. Williamson had 14 double-doubles, including a season-high 35 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Syracuse. He missed the last six games of the regular season after suffering a Grade 1 knee sprain against North Carolina in which his shoe ripped. He returned for the ACC Tournament and averaged 27.0 points and 10.0 rebounds to help the Blue Devils take the championship. Duke advanced to the Elite Eight and Williamson scored at least 23 points in each NCAA Tournament game. Among his many accolades were AP Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, and Naismith Award. After one season with Duke, Williamson declared for the 2019 draft.

Game postponed Wednesday
FNew Orleans Pelicans
March 11, 2020
Williamson's game with the Pelicans at Sacramento on Wednesday has been postponed, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
The game won't be played as a cautionary measure after the NBA announced earlier in the evening the season will be suspended after a player tested positive for coronavirus. The game was originally expected to go on as previously scheduled, but one of the scheduled referees officiated a game with an infected player earlier this week.
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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft and signed a rookie deal shortly thereafter
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Scores 23 in win over Wolves
FNew Orleans Pelicans
March 8, 2020
Williamson had 23 points (9-15 FG, 1-1 3PT, 4-6 FT) and seven rebounds in Sunday's win over Minnesota.
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All things must end
FNew Orleans Pelicans
March 6, 2020
Williamson scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 FT), along with six rebounds, two assists, the blocks and a steal in 32 minutes Friday night during the Pelicans' 110-104 win over Miami.
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Kept in check Wednesday
FNew Orleans Pelicans
March 4, 2020
Williamson finished with 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-5 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 127-123 loss to Dallas.
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Extends scoring streak
FNew Orleans Pelicans
March 4, 2020
Williamson posted 25 points (10-19 FG, 5-9 FT), eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 139-134 loss to the Timberwolves.
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Cleared for back-to-backs
FNew Orleans Pelicans
March 3, 2020
Williamson has been cleared to play in both games of back-to-back sets going forward, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
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