With Zion Williamson set to sign his rookie contract and an expected lucrative shoe deal in the coming weeks, we now know who will be sitting alongside him at the negotiating table.
Creative Arts Agency (CAA) agreed to terms with Williamson, CAA Basketball announced on Twitter early Tuesday.
The deadline for players to sign with an agent was Wednesday night, so clarity on Williamson's agency decision was expected. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Austin Brown and Lisa Joseph-Metelus, two key members of CAA's NBA division, will have leading roles in Williamson's representation.
CAA agent Austin Brown and Lisa Joseph-Metelus will represent Zion Williamson, per sources. https://t.co/2ytuHZ5KFq- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2019
CAA is a powerhouse in sports and entertainment. Their client list includes Joel Embiid, Paul George, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Pelicans are widely selected to take Williamson with the first pick of the NBA Draft on June 20.