New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson dazzled spectators through his first 24 games in the NBA, averaging 22.5PPG, 6.3RPG, and 2.1APG.
However, his season was plagued by injuries and weight concerns.
Going into the offseason, Zion says he plans on addressing two major concerns: improving his game and optimizing his playing-weight.
“I’ll talk to my coaches and see what I need to do better from their point of view,” Williamson said Thursday morning via ESPN.
“[I’ll] Talk to my player development coaches as well, see what I need to do better from their point of view. Just work on every part of my game and work on getting my body where it needs to be.”
A reporter then asked Williamson where his body needs to be.
“That’s a conversation I’ll have with my team. We’ll sit down, see what they need me to do better, then I can give you a better answer to that,” Williamson replied.
Williamson’s official listed weight is 285 pounds, which makes him the third heaviest player in the league behind Boban Marjanovic and Tacko Fall.
Due to Williamson’s game being so reliant on his freakish athleticism, many have wondered how long he will be able to stay healthy at such a heavy playing-weight.
But if his words are anything to go by, it’s entirely possible that the world will see a different Zion Williamson by the time training camp rolls around next season.