In the Midst of Adapting to New Offensive System
In the midst of a more discreet than expected start to the season on an individual level, New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has admitted that he is still adapting to the team’s new offensive system.
“It’s being difficult for me right now,” Williamson said, according to the journalist from NOLA.com Christian Clark. “I’m taking a backseat right now. I’m trusting the process and doing my best to accept this situation right now.”
Struggles and Adjustments
The Pelicans suffered their fifth consecutive loss this past Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks after starting the season with a 4-1 record. In that game, Zion recorded 18 points and 4 assists, while his overall averages rose to 21.6 points (career low), 6.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Challenges in Offensive Performance
Willie Green, the head coach of the Pelicans, is trying to bring a higher pace of play to the team this season. However, the team is still struggling to find their rhythm on offense, currently occupying the 28th position in offensive ratio and 27th in points per game. “It’s a long season,” Green said. “It all starts with our main guys. We have to get up and down the court faster. We have to get easy baskets, especially with some guys out.”
Opportunity for Redemption
The Pelicans will have the opportunity to return to winning ways this Tuesday as they face the Dallas Mavericks, led by Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, once again.
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