Rookie Zion Williamson’s score for the Pelicans team on Wednesday was a good sign. The Pelicans are early in developing the rookie to establish better and build confidence for the coming regular season. We have to get him moving, “We want him in space.” We want to play him in space. The way you can do that is you have to get him on the move. I thought we did a good job, and he did an excellent job and being able to finish. “Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said.
Williamson scored 16 points at halftime and added 13 points in the third quarter while shooting 12-of-13 from the field. Even Bulls coach Jim Boylen and guard Zach Lavine were impressed with the rookie show. “I was amazed at his body control for a guy that big,” of the 285-pound Williamson. “I was amazed where it looked like moments where he wasn’t going to get to the rim, but he did, Boylen said. The Bulls were 5-of-22 on the field in the fourth quarter. New Orleans outscored the Bulls. 41-18 that resulted in the New Orleans Pelicans winning.