NBA: Zion Williamson would make less money if he gained weight

NBA: Zion Williamson would make less money if he gained weight

The young figure from New Orleans has a new chance in the NBA after an injury prevented him from playing in 2021-22, but with some special qualities.

Zion Williamson has a new contract with New Orleans Pelicans which aims to remain dependent on the potential the player showed when he entered the NBA. Some clauses show that the trust is complete and others that Zion’s body is to be preserved.

The Pelicans forward signed a new contract through the 2027-28 season at a salary of $193 million for five seasons up to a maximum of $231 million that will come in whether Zion was selected to an All-NBA quintet, won the MVP award or was awarded as the best defender in the league. This is the most the Louisiana franchise has to offer him.

Williamson was selected in the 2019 draft with the No. 1 pick ahead of Ja Morant but in his first season he only played 24 games. In 2022-21 he played 61 games and his performance energized the franchise. But a fracture in his right foot, the intervention and his subsequent rehabilitation or he has been out of action since May 2021, in the last NBA season he did not play a minute.

For this reason, Zion’s ability to negotiate was greatly reduced, franchisees were no longer convinced that his physical condition could justify a contract. But the Pelicans changed the vote of confidence.

Zion Williamson

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Neglecting his diet or training is the point to be addressed in the new relationship with the 22-year-old player. So there are clauses about your weight and body fat index. The player who weighs 128 kilograms and is 1.98 meters tall will be tested regularly. “According to league sources, Williamson’s contract states that he will periodically weigh in on the fullness of his new contract. The sum of your weight and body fat percentage should be less than 300 pounds. Otherwise, the amount of money guaranteed in your contract may be reduced“said journalist Christian Clark of Nola.com.

Cover photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Source: Tycsports

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