Paul Pierce says Zion Williamson has to cut weight to save his knees

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Paul Pierce says Zion Williamson has to cut weight to save his knees
Paul Pierce says Zion Williamson has to cut weight to save his knees

Pelicans star Zion Williamson will miss the start of the 2019-20 NBA regular season as he recovers from an unspecified knee injury he suffered last week – and both fans and analysts are worrying about the trend of lower-body issues the No. 1 overall pick has endured over the last year. Williamson may be the most explosive athlete in the NBA, but his unique body type has led many analysts to question his durability. After Zion suffered a left knee injury in the Summer League, ESPN's Seth Greenberg claimed that Williamson was “significantly overweight,” and Coach K argued that Williamson wasn't in the best condition to be playing so soon after the draft. Following his latest setback, which is set to keep him out for a few weeks, Paul Pierce advised Williamson on Friday to drop a few more pounds to relieve the stress on his knees.

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