There is already tremendous hype surrounding Zion Williamson, and he hasn’t played in a single NBA game. The 6’7″, 280 pounds forward from Duke is probably one of the most athletic players we’ve seen in the last decade. There have been several debates about whether he can be an All-Star in his rookie season, which is something that hasn’t been achieved in years.
Magic Johnson hosted on ESPN’s show “First Take” with Stephen A.Smith and Max Kellerman and said he doesn’t believe Zion will be an All-Star his first season. Magic brought a few good points to support his case. Zion will have to go against guys who are bigger and more athletic than in college. However, Magic will keep his eye on the Pelicans because of their young and talented core of players that will be playing fast and an attractive style. of basketball
“I don’t think he will be an All-Star this season. He is going to go through a learning curve because now he is going against guys who are just as big as him, just as athletic as him and not afraid of him. I think he is going to have a fantastic season and the Pelicans will be one one of the most entertaining team in all of basketball. Those guys will be running and gunning and they have a good coach. When you think about this big man on the wing right and the things he did at Duke, now he can bring those things in the NBA. Watch out, that fast break they will run in New Orleans will be amazing.”