Kendrick Perkins does not belief Zion Williamson as franchise participant

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The Pelicans didn’t have Zion Williamson at their disposal after they misplaced in opposition to the Thunder within the play-in event.

He has been out with a hamstring harm since early January. The 22-year-old energy ahead was getting nearer to return and there was slim hope that he could be accessible throughout the first spherical collection of the playoffs.

Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins thinks that Williamson might have performed within the play-in event however selected to not. He raised a query whether or not Zion will be trusted to be a franchise participant.

“After I’m Zion proper now, the phrase belief comes into play. If I’m within the entrance workplace of the New Orleans Pelicans, do I belief this man to be my franchise participant? … The reply isn’t any!” Perk stated on First Take, by way of ClutchPoints.

This season Williamson averaged 26 factors, 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 33 minutes over 29 video games. He has performed simply 114 common season video games over three years for the Pelicans.