While the New Orleans Pelicans are battling for their p…

While the New Orleans Pelicans are battling for their playoff lives, sitting fifth among the six teams battling for the Western Conference play-in spots, in one very important long-term sense, they can already consider this season a success. We’ve written in the past about the absurdity of Zion Williamson’s ability to get to the basket at a rate nearly 50 percent higher than anyone in recent league history, but for a graphical refresher… To put the size of the gap between Williamson (20.1 FGA/100 from 5 feet and in) and Montrezl Harrell (second at 14.1/100) in perspective, among the 382 players with at least 1,000 such attempts since 2004-05, the difference between first and second is as large as the space between Harrell in second and Andrew Wiggins in 142nd!
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