His last game on an NBA floor dates back to May 4, 2021, but Zion Williamson is heading for a juicy overtime with New Orleans. According to the journalist The Athletic Shams Charania, the Pelicans and their young winger (1.98m, 21 years old) have agreed on a five-year contract and 231 million dollars (222 million euros). Williamson and the Louisiana franchise are finalizing the lease details, which will run through 2027-28.
2019 NBA Draft First Pick, the strong winger saw a start to his professional career disrupted by injuries. Absent for the first three months of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Williamson had followed up on an excellent 2020-2021 season (27 points, 7.2 rebounds) which had earned him an All-Star Game selection. But its third season was nipped in the bud by an injury to the right foot healing slower than expected. Without him, the Pelicans slipped through to the first round of the 2022 play-offs, beaten by Phoenix (2-4).