by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton
According to a clause in the deal, since he only played 29 games last season, it turned the contract he signed into a non-guaranteed agreement
New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Zion Williamson was supposed to be the next big thing in the NBA, projected to be a more dominant player than the last phenom touted to take over the league, LeBron James.
However, despite the initial promise, the center has fallen far short of becoming the top player in his state. Upon re-signing with the Pelicans last year, following his initial rookie contract, the team included specific provisions in his new guaranteed contract. These provisions were contingent upon him meeting certain health and conditioning expectations. Unfortunately, due to his frequent absence from the court, largely attributed to his recurring injuries, Williamson’s contract for the remaining three years is no longer guaranteed.
But, the good news for Williamson is that if he meets the requirements set in his contract and continues to improve on making it to the games and keeping his weight and body fat under the benchmark, he can regain the guarantee status for the remainder of the current contract.
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Source: Black Enterprise