February 28, 2020, 11:15 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram scored a team-high 29 points in Friday's 116-104 win over the Cavs, going 11-of-19 from the field while adding six rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Impressively, Ingram also went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe as his remarkable turnaround there continues. After shooting .621, .681 and .675 in his first three seasons, Ingram is at a sterling .860 on a career-high 6.1 attempts per game this season. It's led to a massive season with second-round fantasy value. Ingram's efficiency was replicated in this one by Zion Williamson (24 points on 11-of-16 FG) and Jrue Holiday (22 points on 10-of-16 FG with six assists, two steals, a block and two triples) as the Pelicans rolled right over the hapless Cavs.
February 23, 2020, 10:43 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson went off against the Warriors on Sunday with 28 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
Williamson shot 13-of-20 from the field and added two assists and one block to the stat sheet. The only negative aspect of his performance was his free-throw shooting as he went just 1-of-6 from the stripe. Williamson is a middle-round option with early-round upside for anyone that is punting free throws.
February 22, 2020, 1:46 amZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson looked unstoppable again in Friday's win over the Blazers, adding 25 points (10-for-17 shooting), four rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Williamson did miss five of his 10 free throw attempts in what really seems to be the only potential blemish on his exciting and developing fantasy profile. He could definitely end up being a big factor in fantasy playoffs this season. Derrick Favors started alongside the rookie phenom and posted eight points, 12 rebounds and a steal.
February 13, 2020, 10:58 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson set a new career-high in Thursday's 118-123 loss with 32 points to go with six boards, one assist and a block.
Williamson looks much more comfortable out there than he did just a week ago and was throwing around Steven Adams like a rag doll at times. The size and athleticism is guaranteeing him scoring opportunities in transition and the passing vision is something that looks to be evolving with each game as well. He's going to be an elite asset by the end of the year, if not, the end of the month.
February 11, 2020, 11:37 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson put up a career-high 31 points (10-of-17 FGs, 11-of-14 FTs) plus nine boards, five dimes and a steal in 28 minutes in a 138-117 win over the Blazers on Tuesday.
Zion's hype will likely outweigh his fantasy value for the rest of the season, but he's showing all the potential that we've been dreaming of for months. As tough as it might be to pull the trigger, you should see what you can get for Williamson right now if he's on your squad.
February 11, 2020, 5:43 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson (left ankle sprain) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Blazers.
Williamson sat out Saturday's win against the Pacers with the ankle issue but should be back in the starting lineup for this one. The Pelicans play again on Thursday before the All-Star break, and Williamson owners have to be ecstatic to have the prized rookie back for the full matchup. Feel free to plug him back into all lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 10, 2020, 1:20 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Alvin Gentry termed it "more than likely" that Zion Williamson would return from a left ankle sprain on Tuesday.
Williamson was a game-time decision on Saturday and ultimately sat out. His return to action will affect the usage of every Pelican, while Nicolo Melli is the player with the most to lose in terms of playing time.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
February 8, 2020, 7:06 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Pacers.
Derrick Favors will be tasked with a heavy workload going against the Pacers' bigs, while Nicolo Melli will most likely draw the start at power forward.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
February 8, 2020, 12:06 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Pacers according to coach Alvin Genry.
It is not known what Williamson is dealing with but may be related to the toe sprain that had him questionable for Tuesday's game. If Zion and Brandon Ingram (doubtful-ankle) are both held out on Saturday then Nicolo Melli may get the start at power forward with Josh Hart or J.J. Redick starting at the three.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 10:16 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson bounced back on Thursday with 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.
Williamson is going to hurt your free throws, but he does everything else so well ,it shouldn't matter. He's still learning the game at an NBA level and when he isn't going against an elite defense like the Bucks, he feasts.
February 6, 2020, 3:26 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson (toe) is being listed as available for Thursday's contest with the Bulls.
Williamson's minutes have climbed up to over 30 in the last two games, as he has pretty much shed the restrictions. This latest ailment may cause Alvin Gentry to curb his time a bit, but it shouldn't stop Williamson from gathering rebounds and scoring in bunches. Williamson hasn't hit a three since his debut and hasn't gotten many defensive stats, which are the drawbacks to his game right now.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 5, 2020, 9:36 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson (right toe sprain) was questionable against the Bulls on Thursday but is now upgraded to available.
Williamson popped up on the injury report earlier on Wednesday, but he avoided missing any time and will suit up on Thursday.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 5:47 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson was added to the injury report with a right toe sprain ahead of Thursday's matchup vs. the Bulls.
Williamson is in jeopardy of missing his first game since his return to the court after he was sidelined for the first three months with a right knee injury. The good news is that the injury doesn't appear to be a re-aggravation of any kind. Derrick Favors and Jaxson Hayes will be in line for more opportunity if Zion sits out on Thursday.
February 4, 2020, 11:15 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson scored 20 points and added seven rebounds and five assists Tuesday, despite posting the worst shooting night of his career.
He was inefficient (5-of-19 FGs, 0-of-3 3PTs) but he was much better from the free throw line, going 10-of-14 FTs. That was his game tonight, and Williamson was able to get half of his points from the stripe. The biggest concerns going forward continue to be FT shooting and defensive stats. He only has two blocks and four steals so far in his young career.
February 3, 2020, 12:13 amZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson scored 21 points (8-for-14 FG) to go with 10 rebounds, a steal and a block on Sunday.
Williamson continues to look excellent and he played a career-high 33 minutes in this one, so playing time concerns are about to become a thing of the past. So far we've seen nothing to dissuade us from thinking that he could post top-30 value the rest of the way. More importantly, his return and rise hasn't seemed to hurt Brandon Ingram (28 points, 12 boards, five threes), which is good news for all involved.