Why Zion Williamson Will Make The Pelicans Forget Anthony Davis

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  • Published: 23 June 2019
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    Coach Nick went through the Pelicans footage to figure out how head coach Alvin Gentry can fit him into their offense and whether Pelicans fans should be excited about the possibilities.
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Comments • 882

  • Robert Weekes
    Robert Weekes  5 days back

    Now that I’ve finally seen some of these Zion videos I can tell he’s not just hype. His power, handles and foot work is ridiculous.

    • Mason Waters
      Mason Waters  1 weeks back

      I'm excited for Zion's career. I get nervous about players so dependent on their athleticism (it can be taken away by injury whereas skill is less likely to do so IMO)

      • DTurner
        DTurner  1 weeks back

        I understand the hype around Zion but this footage here shows you Zion not a PF. If Zion had a jump shot he probably would be drafted at the SG or SF. He has a decent handle because HE'S NOT A PF. He's post game needs work because HE'S NOT A PF. His game based on all athleticism. The pelicans gotta realize HE'S NOT A PF.

        • CNVASHOME
          CNVASHOME  1 weeks back

          I fucking LOATHE you coach nick youre just a clickbaity mother fucker like all other sports journalists and you follow the same format every video.

          • Bryant Wulu
            Bryant Wulu  2 weeks back

            0:27 that’s throw was so aggressive

            • Bryant Wulu
              Bryant Wulu  2 weeks back

              11:11!

              • Dana kaleb
                Dana kaleb  2 weeks back

                No, he won’t .

                • Reymhel Dave Grant
                  Reymhel Dave Grant  2 weeks back

                  He needs to prove himself first in the nba I guess hmmm expectations can hurt tho

                  • Pio Pius
                    Pio Pius  2 weeks back

                    No they will miss Anthony Davis

                    • Veno D313
                      Veno D313  3 weeks back

                      Zion's ballhandling and passing is very underrated.

                      • Veno D313
                        Veno D313  3 weeks back

                        Bball Breakdown x Zion=autolike

                        • Cajun Kuto
                          Cajun Kuto  3 weeks back

                          Lakers got jacked with them trades. Lmmfao😂😂😂

                          • Yung King
                            Yung King  3 weeks back

                            I’m scared that Zion won’t live up to all the hype

                            • Brendan Boyle
                              Brendan Boyle  3 weeks back

                              This team will be a force in transition and on defense, but with lonzo, zion and hayes on the floor, shooting and spacing will be a major problem. I worry that it will hurt zion's ability to be effective in the halfcourt offense.

                              • Amged Fraik
                                Amged Fraik  3 weeks back

                                Zion Williamson will not be better than Anthony Davis

                                • Shane Davis
                                  Shane Davis  3 weeks back

                                  I'm hopelessly addicted to hype. So yeahhhh I'm excited to see some Pelicans action.

                                  • Is partisan zeal?
                                    Is partisan zeal?  4 weeks back

                                    I'll comeback to this video if you are wrong

                                    • Knocked YF
                                      Knocked YF  4 weeks back

                                      Julius randle is way more skilled than zion

                                      • Kyle Despain
                                        Kyle Despain  4 weeks back

                                        I’m gonna laugh when zion is average, he was in a league of little boys

                                        • DShaker24
                                          DShaker24  4 weeks back

                                          Didn't skip the ad because of Zion's dunks. Smart move.

                                          • shimmy.ojeleye
                                            shimmy.ojeleye  4 weeks back

                                            when will summer league start???

                                            • Will Grogan
                                              Will Grogan  4 weeks back

                                              Coach you should break down the Hawks and how their new pieces will fit in

                                              • Deadz Eyz
                                                Deadz Eyz  4 weeks back

                                                They way he lands after dunks scares me lmao

                                                • David Chiu
                                                  David Chiu  4 weeks back

                                                  Interesting to see him against great quick defenders playing the SF/PF position like Giannis, Draymond green, Siakam, Kawhi, Paul George. I beleive these players could have a big chance to stop him in or bother him during transition

                                                  • DameDOLLAR Ndizinthu
                                                    DameDOLLAR Ndizinthu  4 weeks back

                                                    What's his wingspan, hand size, and hand span. If amazing, he can start developing the game of Kawhi. 6'7'', using power to get to his spot, pull mid-range shots, and be a good perimeter defender. That will make zion move to the SF or SG, which would be good for his career.

                                                    • Real Zawsze
                                                      Real Zawsze  4 weeks back

                                                      Zion will fit in with lonzo

                                                      • Perkens Labbe
                                                        Perkens Labbe  4 weeks back

                                                        8:54-9:05 this dude xD

                                                        • Luka Šebek
                                                          Luka Šebek  4 weeks back

                                                          Hoy. Could you do a video about why "dream shake" centers can't be found in the NBA since Hakeem times and answer the question if it still possible to create a modern center like that / if its still possible to be successful with that type of offense moves...

                                                          • 0401412740
                                                            0401412740  4 weeks back

                                                            He has no sustainable advantage. Can he shoot consistently, no.

                                                            • Le King Du jeu
                                                              Le King Du jeu  4 weeks back

                                                              NBA games are different. Let see Zion’s perf in NBA before. Don’t compare college games and the NBA. Let future tell us how good is Zion or not.

                                                              • Glenbert Alimpulos
                                                                Glenbert Alimpulos  4 weeks back

                                                                ahh you have good app,s but I can't use those because i live in the Philippines

                                                                • Alvin K.
                                                                  Alvin K.  4 weeks back

                                                                  baby shaq

                                                                  • Qidong John Liang
                                                                    Qidong John Liang  4 weeks back

                                                                    Come on, Coach Nick. How will you let Zion and Randle combine well since they all need balls and not really good at off ball cutting ? Plus, how confident you are about the issues of Ingram's recovery and chemistry between Holiday and Ball? Don't get too excited, Coach.

                                                                    • videopaenguin
                                                                      videopaenguin  4 weeks back

                                                                      I just hope he's not another Lonzo. Lonzo had a truly decent year, but considering the expectations, he's arguably a bust.

                                                                      • MrRhubarbs
                                                                        MrRhubarbs  4 weeks back

                                                                        calling yourself "coach nick" is one of most self centred scum bag moves i've ever seen holy moly

                                                                        • Afro Mamba
                                                                          Afro Mamba  4 weeks back

                                                                          AD was already kindof forgettable as a player and personality.

                                                                          That’s why I’m worried about him on my Lakers

                                                                          • Gracie Smith
                                                                            Gracie Smith  4 weeks back

                                                                            Are they changing the name from "my Lakers" to "Klutch sports presents the Lakers" or "The Lakers presented by Klutch Sports" or "The Los Angeles Klutch Sports brought to you by Rich Paul" Might as well sign carmelo and kyrie (but only if they are represented by Lebron's buddy. That's not hate, I am amazed at the situation that agency was able to bring about at the league's marquee franchise. With that said, Jeanie Buss is really rolling the dice, essentially surrendering the franchise to lebron et al. and the abrupt departure of Magic Johnson makes me concerned about what is going on behind the scenes. The bottom line is championship(s) plural. This isn't Cleveland or Miami where being competitive and getting a championship is an oustandingly successful stint. This Showtime where Lebron's tract record of being in the Finals every year is an expectation and one championship is the minimum to avoid being viewed as a failure. ...i hopr they do it.

                                                                        • TheEpicBaneman
                                                                          TheEpicBaneman  4 weeks back

                                                                          Theres no way he can be on AD or Bron level until he proves durability and everything else will come with it. But AD body and offense was already light years ahead of Zion in the same year. I think Zion will be able to live up to expectations once he hits his 4th year with proper care of his body.

                                                                          • Darren L
                                                                            Darren L  4 weeks back

                                                                            It's David Griffin, not Jamie Griffin........and he's not the GM, he's the executive VP of basketball operations.

                                                                            • booojee4
                                                                              booojee4  4 weeks back

                                                                              LMAO at the caption ... you can nvr forget Da Brow

                                                                              • Coach Longdick
                                                                                Coach Longdick  4 weeks back

                                                                                Who’s Anthony Davis??

                                                                                • Milan Pesic
                                                                                  Milan Pesic  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Ladies and gentlemen, we have the next Antony Bennett :D

                                                                                  • ayak yalar ayakçı
                                                                                    ayak yalar ayakçı  4 weeks back

                                                                                    zaayaaan viliyımsın

                                                                                    • blind sniper
                                                                                      blind sniper  4 weeks back

                                                                                      talk about homerism coach...... pathetic

                                                                                      • Viole Ju
                                                                                        Viole Ju  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Hope he won’t end up like Greg Monroe. Keep him away from injury.

                                                                                        • Rahul Shah
                                                                                          Rahul Shah  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Can you do a video on the Bulls?

                                                                                        • Victor Flowers
                                                                                          Victor Flowers  4 weeks back

                                                                                          How they gonna forget when AD on the Lakers and will torture Zions ass

                                                                                          • wertyamatz22
                                                                                            wertyamatz22  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Maybe, if Zion keeps his knees intact

                                                                                            • Zickery Kung
                                                                                              Zickery Kung  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Zion and Lonzo... the funky release brothers! 👍👍