NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


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Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated.

"Nothing has gone wrong and there is no setback," Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said after practice Thursday, adding that Williamson will be re-evaluated in about two-and-a-half weeks. "It just takes a certain period of time" for bones to heal and "every player is different."

The Pelicans first made public Williamson's health status on the eve of training camp last month, and Williamson said then that he planned to be ready to play in time for New Orleans' regular season opener Oct. 20 against Philadelphia.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Jonas Valanciunas12.5
Assists: Devonte' Graham5.4
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Nickeil Alexander-Walker1.02
Blocks: Jonas Valanciunas0.92
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (25)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (28)
3P%: 38.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 0 0 - --
Houston 0 0 - --
Memphis 0 0 - --
New Orleans 0 0 - --
San Antonio 0 0 - --
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/15/2021 John Petty Jr. Waived
10/14/2021 John Petty Jr. Signed as Free Agent
10/13/2021 James Banks III Waived
10/13/2021 Wenyen Gabriel Waived
10/13/2021 Malcolm Hill Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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