Oden’s attendance?Could the former No. 1 pick face a season loss again?
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson’s recovery from his right foot is not going well and he may undergo surgery again in the near future, but nothing has been finalized, according to Pelicans team reporter Christian Clark.Williamson was supposed to return to practice in December as part of an offseason schedule, but his recovery has fallen far short of expectations.Since then he has had rehabilitation treatment on his right foot, but there has been no significant improvement.We’re halfway through the regular season, and Williamson hasn’t even recovered from an injury, let alone a game appearance.Williamson was the first pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. He is 198cm tall and weighs 128kg at that time. He is a forward player with outstanding physical talent and athletic ability.However, after entering the league, instead of effectively controlling his weight, he allowed his weight to increase rapidly. Now his weight has exceeded 140kg, matching yao Ming and Shaquille O ‘Neal in their playing days.The problem is, Yao Ming and Shaquille O ‘Neal are much taller than him.Williamson is in his third season in the NBA, but he has played in only 85 NBA games so far, and the Pelicans have failed to make the playoffs due to his injuries.Williamson’s situation is reminiscent of that year’s other No. 1 pick, Greg Oden.Oden played 82 games in his first three seasons with the Blazers, also without a playoff game.After his third season, oden was sidelined by injuries for the third straight season and then retired from THE NBA.If Williamson can’t get his mind right, get back from his injury, and get his weight under control once he recovers, he could be the next Greg Oden.