It’s a bittersweet second for the New Orleans Pelicans and their followers. On the one hand, it is disappointing to have your season finish after a 115-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns in Sport 6.
Then again, seeing the adversity, this younger group overcame to make the playoffs and be greater than aggressive factors to a shiny future. This season, an integral a part of that future didn’t take one dribble for the group. But, he and the Pelicans are already wanting ahead to subsequent.
The Pelicans held exit interviews with the media, and Zion was requested point-blank about his plans with the group.
He had this to say when requested about the opportunity of being supplied a $181 million extension on his rookie contract. “In fact. I could not signal it quick sufficient”. He went additional on to elucidate his burning need to be along with his Pelicans teammates.
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“Being across the guys, being in Smoothie King (Heart), seeing that playoff setting, and seeing the locker room……..Now we have a particular locker room. My first two years, it was good, however this 12 months I assume due to the playoffs, it was extra collectively.”
Zion additionally spoke about his teammate, CJ McCollum, who he affectionately calls “Mr. McCollum.” “CJ is a good dude. The quick period of time I’ve been round him, I’ve discovered a lot from him. Nice teammate. I am excited to share the courtroom with him.”
Followers could have questioned his rehab and are available again to the courtroom this 12 months, however they can not query his dedication to the group.