Steven Adams lauds Zion Williamson by saying that his commanding strength isn’t even the most interesting thing about his game.
Playing only in his second NBA season, Zion Williamson has already made himself a well-established player in the league. Being the most hyped player entering the league since superstar LeBron James, despite the added pressure, didn’t stop him from being the outstanding player he is.
On Friday night, Williamson and his Pelicans hosted the Joel Embiid-led Philadelphia 76ers in the Smoothie King Center. One of the best teams in the league this year, Philly were definitely the favorites to win the match. But Williamson’s incredible 37 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists performance helped New Orleans grab a comfortable 101-94 win.
As his teammate Steven Adams was talking to the media, he lauded the 20-year-old. He stated how his strength, which is off the charts, isn’t even the most interesting aspect of his game. Adams said:
“I know we talk about strength a lot, but that’s the least interesting thing in his game, him being a strong dude. His touch is so good, his footwork is insane.”
Steven Adams on Zion Williamson after the forward’s 37-15-8 game vs. 76ers: “I know we talk about strength a lot, but that’s the least interesting thing in his game, him being a strong dude. His touch is so good, his footwork is insane.”
— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) April 10, 2021
Zion Williamson became the 2nd youngest player with a 35/15/5 game since 1983
Undoubtedly, Zion Williamson has one of the most unique skill-set in the whole league. The 6-foot-7 forward has also been playing the point guard facilities the offense for his team.
Having a 285-pound guard can be a nightmare for any team to go against, giving the opponents another thing to worry about apart from his inside-the-paint dominance.
The All-Star had a career-high in both rebounds and assists during the match against Philadelphia. He became the 2nd youngest player ever to have 35/15/5 in a game, since 1983.
The former Duke Blue Devil is having himself a great individual season averaging a staggering 26.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Zion Williamson is averaging 26.5 points on 61.7% shooting this season.
That’s the most PPG by any player with 60+ FG% in NBA history.
It’s also the highest FG% by any player with 15+ FGA per game in NBA history.
A truly historical season. pic.twitter.com/XKcX9GRdMc
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 10, 2021
Although, even with some great young talent on the team in Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, the team hasn’t found the success that they were looking for.
The Pels are currently 11th in the West, with a subpar 23-29 record. With 20 games left in the regular season, players will have to come up with something special to help make a playoff push.