They need people to buy tickets during the regular season. Imagine if Zion played SL and turned out to be a huge bust, they would be struggling to sell tickets and all the hype would be gone.
He busted his knee in the first game. Why risk the future of your franchise in his first pre season?
He bumped knees with Mitch and bruised it a little. They said he was fine to play but they were going to sit him out
Lakers did the same thing with Ingram 2-3 years ago, got injured in the first game,magic immediately shut him down for the rest of the summer league.
>Imagine if Zion played SL and turned out to be a huge bust, they would be struggling to sell tickets and all the hype would be gone. no it wouldnt. Youd hear the same thing you hear every time anybody does anything in SL. "Summer League doesnt matter
You think Adam Silver should look in to the Pelicans not playing Zion in a summerleague game? This has to be a troll, I refuse to believe some one is this stupid.
It was a smart decision. He was the #1 overall pick; he doesn’t need to get hurt in meaningless scrimmage games. Those games against fringe G-League talent won’t help him develop as a player.
The NBA is in the entertainment business. They use basketball as entertainment.
Go to sleep nephew
Wow. You really dont get it
So my question is, did Zion go out and say he was going to be at the ESPYs this year after the fact that he was being sidelined? Because he sure had a game against the Hawks the same night as the ESPYs.