Zion Says His Intentions Are To Stay With Pelicans

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The notion of a franchise player leaving the city is a raw nerve.

With Pelicans fans still reeling from the trade that sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers in June, the latest franchise savior is already being asked about his long-term intentions before he even plays a minute in the Association.

However, Zion Williamson, the number one pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, is taking steps to calm the nerves of the New Orleans faithful.

In an interview with Complex, the former Duke forward said he wants to emulate the career path of Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki, both of whom spent their entire career with one team.

"My intentions are to stay with the Pelicans my whole career," Willimason said.

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