Pelicans’ Zion Williamson Makes Concerning Comment About Struggling To Buy-In

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The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five games in a row and All-Star forward Zion Williamson admitted to reporters that it’s been tough for him.

“Last year, we had a team meeting and we brought up some things I can do better, especially with buying into the program,” Williamson said. “Right now, it’s tough. I’m taking a little bit of a backseat right now. I’m trusting the process. I’m trying my best to buy in right now.”

The Pelicans are 4-6. Williamson is averaging 21.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks while shooting 51.5% from the field and 61.4% from the free-throw line.

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“We have to be better,” Pelicans head coach Willie Green said after New Orleans lost to the Dallas Mavericks on November 12. “The transition baskets really hurt us. They had 28 fast-break points, but it was our turnovers. And. we’ve got to take quality shots. We’ve got to play with more of a sense of urgency.”

The Pelicans are 27th in the NBA in points per game and 22nd in points per game allowed. They are struggling on both sides of the ball.

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Williamson, who has been unable to stay healthy since the Pelicans drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2019 draft out of Duke, has only missed two games thus far this season. It will be interesting to see how many games Williamson plays this season and if the Pelicans can turn things around.

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