Report: Zion Williamson Has Been Skipping Workouts During Rehab

In a year seemingly filled with drama, Pelicans Forward Zion Williamson once again finds himself in the middle of a media firestorm as it has been reported by Jake Madison, host of the Locked on Pelicans Podcast, that Zion has been skipping rehab workouts and was caught sleeping during a film session.

While it must be difficult for a young phenom, who has yet to suit up this season, to sit through a long film session knowing that you won't be playing anytime soon, it still shows a lack of commitment to the game if these reports are indeed true.

This brings the former 1st overall pick's work ethic into question as reports about his massive weight gain have dominated the recent NBA news cycle and with the Pelicans announcing Williamson has had a major setback in his rehab, Zion is being painted in a much different light than he was when he was drafted, by fans and media members alike, leaving some of his most devoted fans likely finding it difficult to defend their favorite players' actions.

It will be interesting to find out, if the full story ever does come out, just exactly what is going on in New Orleans between Zion Williamson and Pelicans management. After reports of a massive rift between Zion and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin this past summer, this appears to be just another chapter in a story that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.

Pelicans management and Zion's fantasy managers will be hoping for a speedy recovery from the talented big man but at this point, it would not be surprising if Zion doesn't suit up at all this year for the Pelicans who, at 8-21, sit in last place in the Western Conference. The Pelicans don't play again until Wednesday when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a battle of 8-win teams.

For a taste of better times, check out below for some of Zion's best career dunks.

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