10 players the Mavericks may replace Kyrie Irving with by the trade deadline

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2. Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson was one of the most hyped prospects ever, but could his time playing for the New Orleans Pelicans be coming to an end soon?

The Pelicans drafted Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019, but he has only played in 114 games since being drafted. Although it's a small sample size, Williamson is extremely dominant when he is on the floor.

In those 114 games, Williamson averaged 25.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. He is one of the most exciting players in the NBA when he isn't injured, but keeping him healthy has been an issue.

Williamson also hasn't seemed to take his offseasons as seriously as he should, but that seems to have changed as he looks to be in phenomenal shape heading into this season. In New Orleans' recent preseason game against the Magic, Williamson had 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and five steals.

Williamson impacts the game in all facets, but could the Pelicans finally move on? If so, Dallas could be a team to keep an eye on. Williamson has already said multiple times that Dallas is his favorite road city, and the Mavs could look to make a move for him if his situation in New Orleans doesn't improve.