Zion has definitely returned to the way we know him.
The New Orleans Pelicans won 129-124 in a match against the Phoenix Suns in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on the 12th (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Zion Williamson recorded 35 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists to give the team victory. With a high field goal success rate of 66.7% (14/21), he constantly harassed the opponent’s defense and energized the team.
Zion, who joined New Orleans with the first overall pick in the 2019 rookie draft, averaged 27.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and a 61.1% field 안전놀이터 goal success rate in the 2020-2021 season, enjoying the honor of stepping on the All-Star stage two years after his debut.
But injuries got in his way. It took him longer than expected to recover from his foot injury, and he was forced to miss the entirety of last season.
As soon as Zion returns to the court, he exudes a tremendous presence. He is averaging 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season, showing the monster we know.
In particular, Zion has averaged 31.2 points and an amazing field goal rate of 68.0% in the last 6 games, proving that no one can control him if he is determined and aims for the paint zone.
It is also encouraging that he is showing the appearance of being completely free from injury. Zion hasn’t had any trouble maintaining his form, averaging 36.5 minutes in his last six games of good form.
Currently, New Orleans’ starting pitchers Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones, who played last season, are out of power due to toe and ankle injuries, respectively. Nevertheless, thanks to Zion’s performance, it is ranked first in the West with 18 wins and 8 losses. New Orleans, which is on a 7-game winning streak, will challenge Utah on the 14th for an 8-game winning streak.