Ranking NBA's Best Power Forwards for 2019-20 Season
#5 Zion Williamson
Not since LeBron James in 2003 has a player garnered this much hype going into a rookie season. Will Williamson, New Orleans’ No. 1 overall draft pick in 2019, meet, or even exceed, expectations? What will prevent that from happening? The two things, aside from anything injury related, that could deny him from transforming into one of the league’s best players are his poor outside shooting and height. It was evident in his one summer league outing that opponents who guard him often tower over him and can easily block his shots, which is exactly what New York’s Mitchell Robinson did a few times in that game. But, with his strengths – notably his athleticism, footwork and defensive versatility – most believe the 6-foot-7, 284-pounder will be an All-Star sooner rather than later, assuming he stays healthy.