The Zion Williamson PR Bashing continues on.
Over the past few weeks, Zion Williamson has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it appears to be causing issues within the Pelicans organization. Brian Windhorst of ESPN has reported that Williamson has “no relationship” with the organization and his relationship with his teammates is minimal.
“It’s surprising to me how out there it is in the league that the Pelicans are discussing Zion business,” Windhorst said. “I wouldn’t rule out anything I guess, but the events of the last six months with Zion are what they are.
“There is no relationship between Zion and the organization. And minimal relationship between Zion and his teammates, from what I understand.”
SNYTV’s Ian Begley is reporting that the Pelicans brass is getting tired of Zion’s behavior off-the-court.
“High-ranking members of the organization have been dismayed by recent off-court developments around Williamson, as other outlets have noted,” Begley wrote. “The organization recently fired assistant coach Teresa Weatherspoon, a Naismith Hall of Famer, who was instrumental in the development of several young Pelicans, including Williamson. Those reading the tea leaves may surmise that Weatherspoon’s firing was related to the team’s issues with Williamson.”
Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the organization are reportedly dismayed by Williamson’s behavior off-the-court, which may have led to the firing of assistant coach Teresa Weatherspoon.
With all of the drama surrounding him, Williamson’s future with the team is uncertain, and there have been trade discussions centered around him.
Despite his dominance on the court, Williamson has struggled with injuries and has played in just 114 NBA games since being drafted in 2019.
It seems that a fresh start may be what he needs.