3 Exciting Things to Expect Ahead of Zion Williamson's NBA Debut

The No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion Williams, is preparing to make his regular season NBA debut, and fans couldn't be more excited after the announcement came on Wednesday.

Williamson is ready to take the NBA by storm following his knee surgery, and here are three exciting things to expect when this future superstar takes on the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 22.

3. High Flying Dunks

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Zion Williamson is going to throw down dunks worthy of the dunk contest for the Pelicans | Cassy Athena/Getty Images

The Pelicans have played it smart delaying Williamson's debut in order to ensure that he is healthy for the future, but the superstar has been itching to get on the court. A posterizer or two and dunk contest-esque slams should be aplenty from the high-flyer. If he gets the ball on a fast break, pull out the cameras because whatever he throws down is going to be a highlight.

2. Block Party

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Zion Williamson swatted an attacker at the rim for the Duke Blue Devils | Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

One of the things that Williamson was best known for at Duke, aside from his ability to attack the rim, was his ability to defend it. The No. 1 overall pick's ability to swat shots out of the gym due to his absurd athleticism was one thing that made him such a coveted prospect.

1. Chemistry With Fellow Young Pelicans

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Zion Williamson will not play a lot initially, but he will have a large impact on the Pelicans | Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Just like how New Orleans took their time getting Zion back on the court, they're going to take the time to get him up to speed. In his debut, Zion is not going to get 30 minutes of game time, and he likely won't even get 20, but however much he's going to play is going to be impactful, especially as he works with building chemistry with other young studs like Lonzo Ball, who will be throwing him a ton of oops, and Brandon Ingram. That trio could very well be the future of the Pels.