Zion Williamson Out Several Weeks With Right Knee Injury

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Zion Williamson Out Several Weeks With Right Knee Injury 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:48 pm

Zion Williamson is expected to miss a "period of weeks to start (the) regular season", sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.


Williamson is battling a right knee injury.


A severe injury has been ruled out for Williamson at this time.


The New Orleans Pelicans are treating the injury with an abundance of caution. 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Post#2 » by Pennebaker » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:20 pm

Wow. This is an inauspicious start to a career.
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Post#3 » by deeps6x » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Didn't want to face the Raptors.
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Post#4 » by closg00 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:20 pm

I maintain what I said pre-draft, Zion's body-type will not be able to withstand the punishment of an NBA schedule to be able to have a long career.
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Post#5 » by kenwood3333 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:26 pm

He was fun to watch in the pre season. Hope he can get healthy soon.
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Post#6 » by Elnegron » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:00 pm

Tyler herro roty with or without zion injury
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Post#7 » by Biff » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:14 pm

closg00 wrote:I maintain what I said pre-draft, Zion's body-type will not be able to withstand the punishment of an NBA schedule to be able to have a long career.


I think he'd be wise to drop some weight. He'd still be a monster at 250lbs and he should be able to play for much longer. 280lbs for a guy playing on the perimeter is just too much weight.
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Re: Zion Williamson Out Several Weeks With Right Knee Injury 

Post#8 » by mplsfonz23 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:18 pm

closg00 wrote:I maintain what I said pre-draft, Zion's body-type will not be able to withstand the punishment of an NBA schedule to be able to have a long career.


Yeah, somebody should have started him on a diet to lose a few pounds.

I also like how they say they are being cautious when they really think it could be longer.
Maybe Nike really did screw up his knee. Hope he's not an Oden like player.
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Post#9 » by njknicks » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:45 pm

Wish Zion a healthy recovery - even if he needs to sit out an extended part of the season to get his body right (i.e. drop 20 - 30 lbs). He is a truly exceptionally talented player, but needs to get fit ( i.e. get body weight down to minimize wear and tear on his knees and frame ).

Coach K called Zion out for his fitness level ( dunking / explosiveness does NOT equal fitness ) early this summer. Seems that the Pelicans did not head his words. They should have kept him in a strict regimen program to get his body right, even if it means having him play in January.

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Post#10 » by 12footrim » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:57 pm

closg00 wrote:I maintain what I said pre-draft, Zion's body-type will not be able to withstand the punishment of an NBA schedule to be able to have a long career.


Maybe in the aggregate that ends up being true, but this isn't evidence of it. He's barely played in the last 6 months and he's been pretty healthy at Duke and high school with the same body. Really the only injury he had was when he shoe blew out so it's hard to even really blame it on anything but freak stuff and bad luck at this point.
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Post#11 » by Dennis 37 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:07 pm

deeps6x wrote:Didn't want to face the Raptors.


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Post#12 » by MegaK » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:06 pm

I've been saying this dude need to loose weight. He too big bro. My knees hurt just watching him play. He got to get some Jenny Craig bro. He too big for his height bro.
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Post#13 » by tigerae » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:39 pm

He needs to meet up with LBJ and follow his routine. If he can slim down to LeBron's physique then he should be good to go. Invest the same money LBJ did for his in home equipment and follow his regiment.
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Post#14 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:05 pm

tigerae wrote:He needs to meet up with LBJ and follow his routine. If he can slim down to LeBron's physique then he should be good to go. Invest the same money LBJ did for his in home equipment and follow his regiment.

He's got a bigger frame than Lebron and he needs muscle to carry that frame. I don't see a way he could drop significant weight without shedding muscle. Bottom line... I don't think he's as fat as he looks.

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Post#15 » by t-rexCity » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:02 pm

Over cautious is not always the right approach with rookies. The Blake griffin or t-mac syndrome can be avoided if rookies are not treated like divas or royalties. Having said that, Dont know much about the extent of his injury but hope he gets better. Helluva player.
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Post#16 » by sdn40 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:01 am

Didn't see that coming from a million miles away. Or I did
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Post#17 » by dautjazz » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:24 pm

njknicks wrote:Wish Zion a healthy recovery - even if he needs to sit out an extended part of the season to get his body right (i.e. drop 20 - 30 lbs). He is a truly exceptionally talented player, but needs to get fit ( i.e. get body weight down to minimize wear and tear on his knees and frame ).

Coach K called Zion out for his fitness level ( dunking / explosiveness does NOT equal fitness ) early this summer. Seems that the Pelicans did not head his words. They should have kept him in a strict regimen program to get his body right, even if it means having him play in January.

Get well ZW : get your body right & shine!


I was about to say that. Take the whole damn year if you have too. He is too much an injury risk at this current weight. He's already had 3 knee issues/injuries in the last 8 months. At 18 or 19 you should not be dealing with this much knee issues. His knees are obviously taking a punishment from a combination of his weight AND playing style. He can probably maintain the playing style if he's around 250lbs, which is still heavy for his size, but it'd obviously be mostly muscle at that point. I really like what I have seen from this kid, and hope he doesn't become an Oden.
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How old are you, just curious.

by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Post#18 » by dautjazz » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:24 pm

deeps6x wrote:Didn't want to face the Raptors.


Dude, don't this is really stupid, come on.
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How old are you, just curious.

by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.

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