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2022-23 NBA lookahead: Zion Williamson, Ben Simmons, Jamal Murray among 10 most intriguing players next season

If a dead time exists in the year-round NBA calendar, early August is it. As we all sit in a Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving-Donovan Mitchell holding pattern, all we can do right now is start to look ahead with the information currently available. So I'm going to list 10 players I'm most excited to watch in the 2022-23 season. They're all for slightly different reasons, but they all have major intrigue. Let's get to it.
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2022-23 NBA lookahead: Zion Williamson, Ben Simmons, Anthony Edwards among 10 most intriguing players

If a dead time exists in the year-round NBA calendar, early August is it. As we all sit in a Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving-Donovan Mitchell holding pattern, all we can do right now is start to look ahead with the information currently available. So I'm going to list 10 players I'm most excited to watch in the 2022-23 season. They're all for slightly different reasons, but they all have major intrigue. Let's get to it.
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Pelicans: Jonas Valanciunas gave a preview of his fit with Zion Williamson

The New Orleans Pelicans will be getting Zion Williamson back, which will have a ripple effect on the entire team. It will push Jaxson Hayes out of the starting lineup, and will create a logjam of forwards on the bench who are all fighting for minutes. This is a “good problem to have” and that depth should protect the Pelicans more from potential injuries.
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Why Zion Williamson is ‘bothered’ by weight ridicule after contract clause

Pelicans star Zion Williamson is apparently “annoyed” by the chatter surrounding his physique following a recent report that alleged the team included a weight clause in his new max deal. Williamson — who recently signed a five-year, $193 million rookie max contract with escalators up to $231 million — is said to be “bothered” that concerns about his weight have fostered a narrative that he doesn’t want to put in the work to be a great, according to The Athletic. “From what I’ve heard, it truly bothers him because people use his apparent weight gains in the past as proof that Williamson...
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New Orleans Pelicans: Nikola Jokic is a good model for Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson will be making his comeback for the New Orleans Pelicans next season, hoping to become an MVP candidate and lead his team deep into the playoffs. That’s something 2-time MVP Nikola Jokic knows something about, as he has put up two historic seasons in a row while taking an under-manned Nuggets team to the playoffs, including once to the Western Conference Finals.
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Zion Williamson has weight clause that could cost him big in Pelicans contract

Zion Williamson’s new max contract reportedly has some steep demands off-the-court. Earlier this month, the Pelicans big man signed a five-year, $193 million rookie max contract — with escalators up to $231 million — but, according to Nola.com, there is a de-escalator clause in the deal related to Williamson’s weight. The contract states that Williamson will have periodic weigh-ins throughout the entirety of his new deal, and stipulates that his weight and body fat percentage must be below a combined 295. If his weight isn’t within the threshold of the deal, he could lose an amount of guaranteed money. Williamson’s...
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Zion Williamson at risk of losing guaranteed money due to weight clause

Zion Williamson is at risk of losing guaranteed money due to a weight clause in his new contract with the Pelicans. The exact dollar amount is unknown. The second-year player is required to meet a specific weight and body-fat percentage. At last year’s training camp, Williamson weighed over 300 lbs.
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NBA world reacts to Zion Williamson contract clause

The New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson recently ended their back-and-forth about his future and agreed to a $193 million contract extension at the conclusion of his rookie deal. However, it seems that there’s a certain clause in the contract that is making NBA fans notice. Like many pro-athlete...
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Zion Williamson has a weight clause in new contract that lets Pelicans take away money

Zion Williamson’s weight has been a hot button issue since he first emerged as an elite prospect. SB Nation first profiled Williamson when he was just beginning his senior year of high school at USA Basketball’s junior minicamp. Before the camp, Williamson was listed at 235 pounds. When he was actually measured at the event, he weighed in at 274 pounds. That was as a 17-year-old.
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