ZIon Williamson is said to be irritated by the backlash against the “weight clause” in his recently signed New Orleans Pelicans contract.
He signed a monstrous five-year, $231 million contract in early July after the Pelicans selected him first overall in 2019, but that’s not all good news for the 22-year-old.
The deal obliges Williamson to weigh himself regularly and means he could lose some of his guaranteed money if his total weight and body fat percentage exceed 295 pounds.
This led to questions about his work rate, a criticism that Williamson did not take well.
“From what I’ve heard, it really worries him because people use his past apparent weight gain as evidence that Williamson doesn’t like to work or don’t care about doing what it takes to be great.” ,” said William Guillory. Athletic.
Guillory added that “thick jokes” did not bother Williamson.
He officially weighs 284 pounds, but due to injuries and the offseason, he is said to have weighed over 300 pounds at some point in the last 12 months.
But Duke’s product fits the contract clause, and the Pelicans reportedly knew they wanted to add fitness conditions to the deal before negotiations began.