Jake Madison says Zion Williamson is a man among boys

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Jake Madison of the Locked on Pels podcast joined Jordy and T-Bob to talk about the Pelicans win over the Blazers.

Guys have been stepping up when they need to step up, but there is also another important thing you could point to for the Pelicans success: Zion Williamson.

“It could be Zion’s growth in a game-to game basis,” Madison said. “He just looks like a man among boys.”

Williamson is out there putting on every impressive move in the book. What is the expected ceiling for Williamson?

“There was one point where he jumped up and caught the ball about two feet above the rim,” Madison said. “The little things that he does is unbelievable, some stuff that maybe doesn’t show up in the stat sheet.”

The Pelicans didn’t make any moves at the trade deadline. Who does Madison think is here to stay long term?

“They really like this roster, they really like this team,” Madison said. “They feel like this team, as it is currently constructed, can be a very competitive team.”

What is key to success in the second half of the season?

“It’s the defense, we’ve seen this offense can put up points on anyone they play,” Madison said. “This defense seems leaky.”

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