JJ Riddick: Zion Williamson is a freelance associate

. jj_redick is concerned about how “disconnected” Zion Williamson is from the team. “This is the pattern of behavior that we see over and over again with Zion.”
source: Twitter

What is the hype on Twitter?


Christian Clark @CICLARK 13

Zion hasn’t played a game for the Bills this season, and it’s not clear if he will. JJ Riddick criticized him for being a “detached fellow” and not quite pouring cold water on the idea that Zion never wanted to be here in the first place. nola.com/sports/pelican… – 1:34 pm


CBS NBA @CBSportsNBA

JJ Redick calls Pelicans ‘Zion Williamson’ separate teammate’ after not speaking to CJ McCollum since trade
https://t.co/KxutAl9o3P pic.twitter.com/phEYlNQsE41:15 pm


Christian Clark @CICLARK 13

In hindsight, we may have had to make a bigger deal from Coach K saying Zion wasn’t in “playing shape or mental shape to play” even to play in the summer league. forbes.com/sites/adamzago… – 12:52 PM


first kosl @OlehKosel

Admit it, I’m not surprised by JJ Redick’s words today.
However, either Williamson’s behavior is corrected ASAP (Zion/his camp gets the program) or New Orleans is detoxified.
A team whose culture finally blossoms should never be tolerated. – 12:23 pm


Scott Kushner @Scott D. Kushner

Pelicans should not be left off the hook.
David Griffin did not improve the relationship. Hiring Stan van Gundy was a fatal mistake that poisoned pelican culture last year.
But Zion is completely wrong here, too.
It’s a bad situation. – 12:03 PM


Scott Kushner @Scott D. Kushner

JJ Redick is a Duke’s guy, a CAA guy, and someone who has a personal grudge against David Griffin.
For him, highlighting Zion as a bad teammate and not an investor in the franchise or his career is the most indictment I can think of, with the exception of an existing teammate who does. – 11:51 AM


Jake Madison @NOLAJake

Zion can calm all this down by doing easy little things. He may be fake/lying when he does. But everything calms down.
But sometimes silence is the answer – 11:48 am


Scott Kushner @Scott D. Kushner

It is astonishing, given all the noise and guesswork that Zion is going on, that it continues the path of complete silence.
Even a coordinated leak from his camp would nullify much of this.
Instead, there is nothing. to avoid. – 6:26 pm


Kurt Helen @Basketball

Report: NBA teams eye Zion Williamson, Damien Lillard and Donovan Mitchell as next stars to push for trade nba.nbcsports.com/2022/02/21/rep… – 6:16 pm


first kosl @OlehKosel

Going from the face of the Pelicans franchise to not being included in the latest season ticket brochure, that’s some regression for Zion Williamson.
The biggest shame is the feeling that so much negativity could have been avoided by approaching things differently. pic.twitter.com/oFicIRLoK94:13 pm


Jake Madison @NOLAJake

Given the way things went, and a lot of it got out of their hands, it’s probably the right move to not mention Zion in the opening paragraph to renew the ticket. If Beals did backlash it would be just as bad. – 3:34 pm


Jake Madison @NOLAJake

Locked on swans live!
🏀 There is a pattern with Zion Williamson
🏀 Why not talking to CJ McCollum is a big deal
🏀 What is going on in Zion camp?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/Wi2aJOfeTO3:30 pm


Scott Kushner @Scott D. Kushner

I get it from a pelican’s perspective.
They pushed Zion as a marquee attraction for 3 years and played in 14 home games that weren’t severely restricted by COVID restrictions.
I’m sure they are tired of being accused of false advertising. This is logical. – 3 o’clock


Jake Madison @NOLAJake

Locked on swans live!
🏀 There is a pattern with Zion Williamson
🏀 Why not talking to CJ McCollum is a big deal
🏀 What is going on in Zion camp?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/LNfejyo9Z912:59 PM

More about this story

Christian Clark: JJ Riddick is not holding back. She describes Zion as an “independent fellow”. “It just shows the complete lack of investment in your team, in the organization, in the city.” youtube.com/watch?v=XCtNWB…- via Twitter @cclark_13 February 22, 2022 Jake Madison: You don’t need to read between the lines what JJ Riddick has to say about Zion. He says there’s a pattern to the behavior and even something that Redick and Zion addressed in front of the team in his rookie year. youtube.com/watch?v=XCtNWB…- via TwitterNOLAJake / February 22 2022

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