Certain family members of Zion Williamson want to see him on another team, sources tell The Athletic. The New Orleans Pelicans have missed the playoffs in each of Williamson's first two seasons in the NBA and the team will have a third head coach three years.
Sources from around the league have "pointed to the Pelicans as a heap of dysfunction."
Williamson's family has expressed thinly veiled unhappiness with the Pelicans and there are questions whether those have become his own. Williamson's family members voiced displeasure with Stan Van Gundy, who they thought was too rigid and demanding as head coach. They also felt like the organization did not live up to the standard for a star like Williamson.
Williamson remains focused on basketball and helping the Pelicans win next season.
Williamson was also irritated by the decision to trade J.J. Redick.