Last Game
Thu, Apr 28 |
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vs Phoenix Suns (64-18)
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Final
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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-26 7-3 L1
52-30 8-2 W4
36-46 6-4 L2
34-48 6-4 L3
20-62 2-8 L7

Top Zion Williamson News

  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Intends to sign supermax

    Williamson and the Pelicans agreed Friday to a five-year, $231 million rookie maximum contract extension, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Despite injury woes and what's appeared to be a disconnect between Williamson's camp and the Pelicans organization, the 21-year-old phenom will stick in New Orleans on a max deal. He missed the entire 2021-22 campaign after breaking his foot in the offseason and revealing during training camp that he underwent surgery. It was initially believed that he could be ready for the start of the regular season, and things only got worse from there. Still, Williamson's potential is clear. In 2020-21, he made the All-Star team behind 27.0 points on 61.1 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 33.2 minutes. He'll be stepping into a new team context next year, as New Orleans acquired CJ McCollum at the trade deadline, Herbert Jones has emerged as a great defender, and Williamson has yet to share the floor with Jonas Valanciunas, who was acquired last offseason. Regardless, Williamson will be playing a massive role as the Pelicans look to advance past the first round in the playoffs for the first time since 2017-18.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Cleared for basketball activities

    Williamson (foot) was cleared Thursday to return to full basketball activities, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    After a long string of moved-back timelines and false starts, Williamson is finally healthy enough to resume playing basketball. He missed the entire 2021-22 campaign after breaking his foot in the offseason and revealing dealing training camp that he underwent surgery. It was initially believed that he could be ready for the start of the regular season, and things only got worse from there. He should enter next year fully healthy with an entire offseason to get back in shape and improve his skill. During his sophomore campaign, Williamson averaged 27.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists while looking like one of the league's most dominant offensive forces in the paint. New Orleans is featuring a revamped cast around him, including the trade-deadline acquisition of CJ McCollum.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Postseason return uncertain

    Williamson (foot) is listed as out Sunday for Game 1 of the Pelicans' first-round series with the Suns and is uncertain to play at any point during New Orleans' postseason run.

    Though Williamson resumed taking part in 1-on-1 drills at practice in late March and has recently unleashed some highlight-reel dunks that would suggest he's regained his explosiveness from offseason right foot surgery, the Pelicans have yet to put forth any sort of timeline for the 2019 No. 1 overall pick to make his 2021-22 debut. At this point, Williamson seems more likely than not to remain out for the entire first-round series with Phoenix, and perhaps additional contests beyond that should the eighth-seeded Pelicans upset the heavily favored Suns.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 284 lbs
Birthplace: Salisbury, NC
Age: 22
School: Duke
Experience: 2