As long as Zion Williamson has an agent in in place by the week of the draft, there will be time for him to hammer out all the details of his NBA transition. Still, it is an odd thing that he is without an agent at this point. Sources told Sporting News that the reason behind the delayed process goes back to Williamson’s advisor, former NBA agent Chubby Wells.
Chubby Wells Rumors
Wells had been an Atlanta-area NBA agent going back more than a decade, representing players like Dale Davis and Ramon Sessions. But his certification with the NBPA lapsed. Through his friend Anderson, Wells got involved with Williamson’s AAU team, SC Supreme, and the plan had been to have him recertify as an agent and represent Williamson. But when that plan fell through this spring, Williamson did not have an official agent and top agencies across the country piled into the process. Among those were Creative Artists Agency, Roc Nation, Klutch Sports and BDA Sports.
“I talked to Ramon and he’s ecstatic,” Wells said in an interview with FanHouse. “He’s really, really excited about going to what he thinks is a good situation.” Minnesota, which signed Sessions to a four-year, $16 million contract last summer as a free agent, was not a particularly good one for Sessions, a combo guard. He wasn’t able to play effectively alongside point guard Jonny Flynn, and averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 assists over 21.1 minutes. “I don’t want to say anything bad about them,” Wells said of the Timberwolves. “But it just wasn’t a good fit. I’m happy they were able to move Ramon.”