Zion Williamson‘s dunks draw the most attention.
But the No. 1 pick can do so much more.
Williamson threw down a couple dunks, sure. He also showed his face-up game – the ball-handling, mobility, touch and passing – while scoring 29 points on 12-of-13 shooting in the Pelicans’ preseason win over the Bulls last night.
The lingering question: New Orleans will be fun, but how good? The Pelicans’ 127-125 victory confirmed the fun part, but left questions about their team quality. New Orleans was largely outplayed with its starters – including Williamson (-18) – then rallied when teams went to reserves later. But maybe that’s just how the Pelicans will play this season. They are deep.