New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin believes it's clear that Zion Williamson deserves a max contract.

Griffin discussed Williamson's potential contract extension on Thursday's episode of The Ryen Russillo Podcast.

"It's not a big decision, it's a pretty easy decision," Griffin said about offering a max contract. "The kid's historically good when he plays."

There are question marks about Williamson's injury history, playing just 85 games through three seasons in the NBA. He missed all of 2021-22 due to a foot injury.

It's still not enough for Griffin and the Pelicans to reduce the forward's contract offer.