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Zion Williamson ‘went back to square one’ in approach to quarantine workouts

Sports fans have been wondering how one of the most prolific rookies the NBA has ever seen has been keeping his body right since the NBA suspended play back in March.

And it’s fair to wonder, as Zion Williamson has had issues with managing his weight in the past, pushing nearly 290 pounds for short spells. But he’s in a different world now, with NBA teams taking a hands-on approach to managing their players, with trainers, coaches and teammates ensuring guys remain in shape.

Williamson has looked good in recent workout photos, to his credit. He looks extremely jacked, and appears to have lost a few pounds compared to where he was at when we last saw him play in March.

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And apparently, his approach to working out over the past few months has been rooted on getting back to fundamentals, which he recently told reporters.

“It just felt like I was 5 years old again,” Williamson said, via ESPN. “Just went back to square one, tried to get my body where it needs to be, get my fundamentals back to square one and start from there. So yeah, it was just like starting over at 5 again. It was a great process to learn it all over.”

Williamson is only 20 years of age, so hearing that he’s been working on some of the “basics” should be music to Pelicans coaches’ ears.