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Zion Williamson Update

The big rookie is working his way back but isn’t quite there yet

New Orleans Pelicans v Portland Trail Blazers
PORTLAND, OREGON - DECEMBER 23: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans smiles after the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 102-94 during their game at Moda Center on December 23, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
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Zion Williamson hasn’t yet returned to practice after his knee surgery which is clearly rattling some people, including apparently some who can't believe that a guy his size can play the way he does.

He is starting to work out though and has gotten to “full weight bearing” which is good news.

We repeat our criticism of the idea that he can’t play at his current weight. The thing to look at is his body fat. If he were grossly overweight like Charles Barkley was at Auburn, we’d agree. But he has been in really good shape. We don’t know what his measurements are but if his body fat is more than 8-10 percent we’d be very surprised.

Weighing in on Williamson’s absence: Magic Johnson, who tells TMZ that “[w]e don’t know the extent of his injury...Whatever is good for him. I’m sure [Zion’s team] will make a good decision.”

”We wanna see him on the court but if it’s better for him to sit out, then maybe he do that. If he wants to come back, then come back!”

Seems about right.