Zion Williamson proclaimed to the media his desire to extend with News Orleans. The multiple-injury colossus could be offered a five-year contract extension this summer, worth around $180 million.
The future of Zion Williamson is much talked about, and his repeated injuries too. Chosen in first position of the 2019 Draft by New Orleans, the strong winger announced as one of the future stars of American basketball stacks the passages to the infirmary. He has also missed the entire current season due to a broken foot. Despite everything, the 21-year-old is more determined than ever to heal this long-lasting injury and at the same time extend his adventure with the Pelicans. He who played only 85 games in three seasons in Louisiana. This summer, Williamson may be offered a five-year contract extension by his franchise during which he would receive some $180 million. A subject on which he has been questioned by the press in recent hours. ” Sure. I couldn’t sign it fast enough,” he replied when asked if he was ready to sign a new lease.
Clauses in the event of new injuries?
Faced with the strong tendency of his colossus to get injured, the franchise could include clauses in this new deal to protect themselves if Williamson were to join the infirmary again. In comments reported by ESPN, David Griffin, vice president of athletic operations for the Pelicans, temporized about discussions with the player to extend it. “When it’s time to have it, we’ll have it (the discussion). For now, our focus is on his health and his ability to play basketball, and we’ll start there. I think once we get to that point, all of these conversations will be a lot easier,” he argues. The season being over, after the elimination of New Orleans in the first round of the play-offs against Phoenix (4-2), this deadline could soon arrive.