Steven Adams had an amusing response when asked by reporters about how the Pelicans were planning to provide spacing for Zion Williamson.
The Pelicans have identified Zion Williamson as their franchise cornerstone. The no. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion’s rookie year was indicative of how great he can be. The 6’6″ swingman demonstrated his ability to get buckets with ease.
With better dieting, conditioning and fitness, Zion can also become a lockdown defender. Many have also projected his future as a small-ball center in the vein of Draymond Green.
The Pelicans have retooled in the offseason. Signing Brandon Ingram to a max contract was a major consolidatory move. The Pelicans traded Jrue Holiday away in exchange for the depth offered by George Hill and Eric Bledsoe.
Steven Adams gives epic response to question about Pelicans’ spacing
Following their preseason game against the Heat, the Pelicans faced media availability. Steven Adams was among those present, and he was presented with a fastball by a reporter, who asked him how he figured to fit alongside Zion.
Adams chipped in with his dry Kiwi wit, saying: ‘Pretty simple, bud. Just get out of his way.’
Steven Adams speaks about court spacing with Zion Williamson.
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The amount of talent that Zion has on the offensive end makes him useful in tons of scenarios. It does not stand to any sort of reason that he would only be used well alongside shooters. Steven Adams and Zion can combine to devastating effect as roll men.
With a few post moves added to his arsenal, Zion could legitimately become an all-time great. He’s already one of the most elite inside scorers in the league.