Per ESPN, “Just go out there and play and have fun,” he said.
“I think he kind of feels it,” Davis told ESPN on Wednesday while Williamson was making his NBA debut some 1,300 miles away. “I for sure felt it. I just feel like if you’re the first pick, it’s like you have to win Rookie of the Year. I didn’t, Dame [Lillard] did, but there’s some type of pressure where you feel like you have to.
“He doesn’t now because he hasn’t played in a lot of games, but you still want to go out there and perform. Obviously, the city of New Orleans has been waiting for him to play for a long time. So it’s good that the city is behind him, the team is behind him. I’m pretty sure the players are also behind him. So it’s going to be fun. It will be fun to watch him and kind of just see him grow.”