Latest Zion Williamson News

Sore foot delays Williamson's return to Pelicans practice

Dec. 02, 2021 18:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Soreness in Zion Williamson's surgically repaired right foot derailed plans for the 2020 All-Star forward to take part in his first full practice of the season on Thursday, team officials said. Now the plan is to rest the 2019 top overall draft choice...

Valanciunas scores career-high 39, Pelicans top Clips again

Nov. 30, 2021 02:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonas Valančiūnas scored 29 of his career-high 39 points in a spectacular first half, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time this month, 123-104 on Monday night. New Orleans rolled to a 21-point lead in the...

Graham's 3-pointer lifts Pelicans to 98-97 win over Jazz

Nov. 27, 2021 00:54 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Devonte’ Graham made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to a 98-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Brandon Ingram had 21 points and six rebounds for the Pelicans. Nickeil Alexander-Walker chipped...

Pelicans' Williamson cleared for full team work at practice

Nov. 26, 2021 19:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to participate in full team activities, the club announced Friday, but there remains no specific timetable on when the 2019 top overall draft choice out of Duke will play. “We want him back soon as...

Pacers respond to coach's challenge in blowout of Pelicans

Nov. 20, 2021 21:59 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers' starters bounced back from being benched a night earlier to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 111-94 on Saturday night. Yanked by coach Rick Carlisle midway through the third quarter...

Butler has triple-double in return, Heat top Pelicans 113-98

Nov. 17, 2021 23:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler had a triple-double in his return from a sprained right ankle, finishing with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Miami Heat’s 113-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With Miami without starters Bam Adebayo...

Pelicans: No 5-on-5 work for Williamson before Nov. 24

Nov. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson won't begin participating in five-on-five drills until after Nov. 24 at the earliest, the club announced Tuesday. Williamson has been cleared to participate in full-speed contact drills on a one-on-one...

Denver's Jokić learning how to stand up, not get tossed out

Nov. 16, 2021 02:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić is steadily learning what all great big men have had to figure out when it comes to physical play: how to show enough is enough without hurting the team. The Denver Nuggets' center — nicknamed “Joker” — has been known...

Wizards stay hot, erase 19-point deficit to beat Pelicans

Nov. 15, 2021 22:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after being serenaded with chants of “M-V-P! M-V-P!” at the free throw line, fan favorite Montrezl Harrell drew a foul on the other end of the court and pounded his chest as the home crowd roared in approval. It took a big comeback, but...

Pelicans beat Grizzlies 112-101 to snap 9-game losing streak

Nov. 13, 2021 22:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points, Brandon Ingram returned from a seven-game absence to add 19 and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-101 on Saturday night to snap a nine-game losing streak. The victory was the first at...