Zion Williamson

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  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson (left knee bruise) is still expected to play for the Select Team at Team USA training camp, per David Griffin.

    The Pels ruled Williamson out for the rest of Summer League after he took a shot to the knee 11 minutes into his debut, but it's simply precautionary. New Orleans planning on using his Vegas stint as a ramp-up and simply wanted to help him get his conditioning up before working with Team USA. There's no need to fret for fantasy purposes.

    Source: NOLA.com

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson (bruised left knee) will miss the remainder of the Las Vegas Summer League.

    The Pelicans are being very cautious with the new face of their franchise. Williamson suffered a knee-to-knee collision in the Pels' Summer League opener on Friday night and missed the entire second half. It's likely nothing too serious, but Summer League isn't worth risking his health.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Marc Berman is reporting that coach Alvin Gentry did not rule out shutting down Zion Wiliamson for the remainder of summer league.

    Zion was ruled out of the remainder of the Pelicans opener after a knee-to-knee collision and Gentry said that he also has a sore back. The Pelicans are obviously going to be as careful as possible with their prized rookie. Before the injury, Zion showed off some highlight reel dunks during warmups and was able to embarrass Kevin Knox on a particular play.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans official Twitter account announced that Zion Williamson injured his left knee in a "knee-to-knee" hit and won't return to Friday's game against the Knicks.

    This news comes as a massive disappointment, especially because Williamson was productive in his nine minutes with 11 points, three rebounds and one steal. Hopefully the Pelicans are just being safe with their prized rookie.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter

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  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson was selected No. 1 overall by the Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft.

    Williamson enters the league with as much hype for a rookie as we've seen in the last decade or so.  His gravity defying dunks and overall physical package aren't just the only thing here — he plays hard, has plenty of room to round out his shooting and offensive game, and should be productive from Day 1.  We have to see what the Pelicans bring in with their treasure chest of assets, but Williamson is probably an early round pick and the only question is where he falls on that spectrum. 

  • Zion Williamson
    F, College

    Zion Williamson is scheduled to meet with the Pelicans later in the week.

    It had previously been reported that Williamson had a positive first meeting with the Pelicans back around the draft lottery and considers the team and city a good place to embark on his career. Considering the extent to which his selection by New Orleans is a foregone conclusion, perhaps this week’s meeting will take on a different tone than most prospect interviews. How the Anthony Davis situation resolves will go a long way towards determining Zion’s fantasy outlook next season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    F, College

    Zion Williamson will be part of the 10-man select team that will compete with the 18-man Team USA training camp roster, per Marc Stein.

    There’s simply too much proven NBA talent for Williamson to make the training camp roster outright, but he will have a chance to play his way onto the final 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup if he can impress in this opportunity. Widely expected to be taken first overall in the upcoming draft, Williamson making the World Cup roster would be an excellent teaser for basketball fans everywhere.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    F, College

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Zion Williamson had a positive meeting with the Pelicans and even identified them as a “targeted team” before the Draft Lottery.

    This really isn’t a story, but with some of the talking heads pushing the idea that Williamson would return to Duke rather than head to New Orleans (or Memphis, whom he also met with) it’s worth putting out there. There’s far too much risk in returning to school, even if a disproportionate amount of the media’s hot take division seems upset that Zion isn’t heading to the Knicks.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter