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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 31.5 22.9 57.0 5.8 5.0

Top Zion Williamson News

  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Hopeful to return in postseason

    Williamson (hamstring), who will be re-evaluated in one week, says it is "realistic" he returns in the postseason, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Williamson exited the Pelicans' first Play-In Tournament game against the Lakers with a hamstring strain and has not played since. However, Williamson says he is hopeful to eventually make his postseason return, which would likely require a second-round matchup. Despite not having Williamson available for Game 1 against the top-seeded Thunder, the Pelicans kept it close, losing 94-92. How quickly the medical staff clears him may depend on how the remainder of the series plays out.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Out at least two weeks

    The Pelicans announced Wednesday that Williamson has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain following an MRI and will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.

    Williamson suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Play-In Tournament loss to the Lakers and was already ruled out for the win-or-go-home matchup versus the Kings on Friday. The 2019 No. 1 overall pick's career has been defined by injuries, but he showed off his unique skill set when healthy this season and was dominant before leaving Tuesday's game, posting 40 points (17-27 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes. If Williamson is cleared right at the two-week mark, he could return late in a potential first-round series versus the Thunder, but the Pelicans must beat Sacramento first to keep their season alive.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Won't play Friday

    Williamson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's Play-In Game against the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Williamson suffered a left hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Play-In Tournament loss to the Lakers and won't be available for the win-or-go-home matchup versus Sacramento on Friday. This is a huge blow for Williamson, who shined during his first playoff exposure by posting 40 points (17-27 FG) and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes before leaving the contest. The 2019 No. 1 overall pick's career continues to be defined by injuries, but the extent of his latest one remains unclear. If the Pelicans defeat the Kings and advance to the opening-round series against the Thunder, Williamson's next chance to suit up would come Sunday night.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Will undergo testing

    Coach Will Green said Tuesday that Williamson is dealing with left leg soreness and will undergo testing Wednesday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Williamson mysteriously left Tuesday's Play-In Tournament game against the Lakers with 3:13 remaining in the fourth quarter after scoring a layup over Anthony Davis. Williamson was still able to tally 40 points (17-27 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes before exiting. The 23-year-old forward's status for Friday's matchup with the winner of the Warriors versus the Kings is uncertain.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Heads to locker room

    Williamson went to the locker room with 3:13 remaining in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game versus the Lakers, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Williamson came up grimacing after scoring a layup over Anthony Davis and was forced to head to the locker room. If Williamson is unable to return, he will end the contest with a dominant performance of 40 points, 11 rebounds, five assists one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Limited impact in loss Sunday

    Williamson chipped in 12 points (4-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals over 34 minutes during Sunday's 124-108 loss to the Lakers.

    The fact that Williamson finished with more field goal attempts than points scored tells you all you need to know about his performance Sunday. This was his worst outing since March 22, but the star forward doesn't have a lot of time to reflect on this appearance, as the Pelicans need him at his best to face the Lakers again on Tuesday, this time in the Play-In Tournament. One bad outing is not going to ruin a stellar season, however, as Williamson scored 25 or more points in 32 different appearances during the regular season while also racking up 12 double-doubles across 70 contests.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Goes to locker room

    Williamson left Thursday's game versus the Kings with an apparent left wrist injury, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Williamson was attempting to get a shot up over multiple Kings and injured his left wrist in the process. The Pelicans haven't released an update yet, but Williamson should be considered questionable to return for now.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Returns to game

    Williamson returned for the second half of Thursday's game against the Kings.

    Williamson missed the last six minutes of the second quarter with an apparent wrist issue and didn't come out of the locker room until a few minutes before the start of the third quarter. However, it appears that he's fine, and he quickly scored a driving layup upon his return to action.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Hits for 22 in Tuesday's win

    Williamson closed with 22 points (7-18 FG, 8-9 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 33 minutes during Tuesday's 110-100 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    The fourth-year forward scored 20-plus points for the 14th time in his last 16 games. This has been the healthiest season of Williamson's career -- he's already suited up for 67 games, a personal best -- and he's finishing it with some strong play, averaging 25.6 points, 6.9 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks over that 16-game stretch while shooting 57.8 percent from the floor.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Sniffs triple-double Sunday

    Williamson racked up 29 points (11-21 FG, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and one steal over 40 minutes during Sunday's 113-105 win over the Suns.

    Williamson returned from a one-game absence, and it seemed he wasn't bothered by the finger injury that caused him to miss Friday's loss to the Spurs, as the star forward ended just three assists away from recording a triple-double. Williamson has embraced a more prominent role as a playmaker but also remains an elite scoring weapon, and he's averaged 24.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Will play Sunday

    Williamson (finger) is available for Sunday's game against the Suns, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports.

    Williamson missed Friday's loss to the Spurs but practiced Saturday and will return to action Sunday. Over his last six appearances, Williamson has averaged 27.2 points, 5.3 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.5 minutes per game.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Practices Saturday

    Williamson (finger) participated in Saturday's practice, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.

    Williamson bruised his finger earlier in the week and sat out Friday's game as a result. His presence at practice Saturday indicates he is trending in the right direction. More clarity on his status should come once the Pelicans release the injury report for Sunday's game in Phoenix.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Officially listed as questionable

    Williamson (finger) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Williamson went through practice Saturday and seems to be trending in the right direction after missing Friday's loss to the Spurs. The return of the star forward could mean a decrease in offensive touches for Jonas Valanciunas, as the Pelicans' offense should flow through Williamson if he ends up being available. The star forward has averaged 24.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Out Friday

    Williamson (finger) won't play in Friday's matchup with the Spurs.

    While X-rays came back negative on Williamson's left middle finger after he bruised the digit in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs, the Pelicans will err on the side of caution with him for at least one game. While Williamson is sidelined for the first time since Feb. 10, the Pelicans could lean more heavily than usual on Jonas Valanciunas in the frontcourt, while CJ McCollum may be in store for some added playmaking opportunities.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 284 lbs
Birthplace: Salisbury, NC
Age: 23
School: Duke
Experience: 3