Video: Gilbert Arenas Says Zion Williamson Can Be GOAT If He Moves To Shooting Guard

In his first full season in the NBA, Zion Williamson was named an All-Star, while averaging 27.0 points, — on a historic 61% from the field — 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. While the 20-year-old wunderkind is already on a pantheon trajectory, former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas asserts that Williamson will never reach his full potential at the forward position. 

Arenas, on his "No Chill" podcast, expounded upon the idea of Williamson becoming the next GOAT if he were to move to the shooting guard position. He says that at the three or the four positions, the young phenom's superhuman bodily gifts will be neutralized, due to his lack of height. However, at the two-guard spot, Williamson will be able to exploit smaller and slower defenders.

Also, Agent Zero believes that "at this point he [Williamson] don't really need to learn how to shoot" because his otherworldly explosiveness makes up for it. (Arenas' comments begin at the 5:08 mark.)

Arenas also clarifies the remarks he made on Williamson two years ago, when he brazenly stated that the former Duke star "has no true skill." In the clip above, he refers to skills as "dribbling, passing and shooting." Moreover, he lauds Williamson for his physical gifts and compares him to a Bugatti.

Williamson recently made headlines as reports surfaced that his family wants him to leave New Orleans. This season, the 20-year-old led the Pelicans to a 31-41 record but they failed to procure a spot in the Play-In Tournament. 

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