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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) goes up for a shot against Sacramento Kings' Richaun Holmes (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Pelicans resting Zion Williamson against Wizards

Aug. 7, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have scratched rookie Zion Williamson from the lineup for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards. The team designated Friday a rest day for the NBA's top overall draft choice after he scored 24 points in 22 minutes in the Pelicans' 140-125...

Sacramento Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives against New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, back right, and JJ Redick (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Bogdanovic's career-high 35 lead Kings past Pelicans 140-125

Aug. 6, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 35 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 140-125 on Thursday. De'Aaron Fox had 30 points and 10 assists and Harrison Barnes added 22 points for the Kings, who got their first win in four tries since the...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) comes down after a dunk over Memphis Grizzlies' Anthony Tolliver (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Williamson loses shoe, but Pelicans get key 109-99 win

Aug. 3, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson said he felt “alive again” after getting a chance to help his team close out a game. Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Williamson added 23 points and matched his career high with five assists in his most extensive playing time since the NBA...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, left, shoots over Utah Jazz's Georges Niang during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Zion Williamson starts, but doesn't finish, for Pelicans

Jul. 31, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

Zion Williamson completed the Pelicans' opening possession by slicing through two converging Jazz defenders and laying the ball in off the glass with his left hand as he was fouled. It was an auspicious beginning to a performance that was efficient and produced some dazzling moments — while it lasted. The...

Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27) is unable to score as New Orleans Pelicans' Derrick Favors (22) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Gobert lifts Jazz past Pelicans 106-104 in NBA restart

Jul. 30, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rudy Gobert sank two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to cap a 14-point, 12-rebound and three-block performance, giving the Utah Jazz a 106-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the first game of the NBA's restart on Thursday night. New Orleans, which led for most of...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble” setup on July 16 to attend to an unspecified family medical matter. A week later, the club had yet to provide an update on his possible return.  (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Zion Williamson practicing, could play in Pelicans' opener

Jul. 28, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

Zion Williamson returned to New Orleans Pelicans practice for the first time in nearly two weeks on Tuesday night and coach Alvin Gentry said the NBA’s top overall draft pick might play when the club resumes its season against Utah on Thursday night. “It really isn’t a tough decision,”...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, right, passes the ball as Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. Forget dealing with a rookie wall or stumbling into the playoffs exhausted and banged-up. The NBA's break for the coronavirus pandemic gave rookies an offseason within a season. They have had the chance to heal up, study lots of film and gain some much-needed pounds to better handle the grueling season in a league filled with savvy veterans. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Top NBA rookies poised to close out debut seasons in style

Jul. 28, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

Forget hitting a rookie wall or stumbling into the playoffs exhausted and banged-up. The NBA's break because of the coronavirus pandemic gave rookies an offseason within a season. They've had the chance to heal up, study film and gain some much-needed pounds to better handle the grueling season in a league filled...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble” setup on July 16 to attend to an unspecified family medical matter. A week later, the club had yet to provide an update on his possible return.  (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Pelicans eye playoff push with or without Zion

Jul. 23, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

With or without Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans think they'll be ready to resume their playoff push. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble”...

FILE - In this June 6, 2006, file photo, college players scrimmage during an NBA pre-draft basketball camp at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla. Most of the 22 remaining NBA teams were taking the court for the first mandatory workouts in nearly four months Wednesday, July 1, 2020, as the league continued prepping for the restart of the season at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. Workouts are still individual in nature, but are no longer voluntary.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

The bubble awaits: NBA teams set to start Disney arrivals

Jul. 6, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

After four months of waiting and planning, the NBA bubble is ready to be tested. The first six teams — Brooklyn, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Utah and Washington — are scheduled to arrive Tuesday at the Disney complex. Another eight teams arrive Wednesday, the last eight arrive Thursday, and with that...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson shoots free throws prior to an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Pelicans rookie Williamson says he feels like he is in good shape as he prepares to help lead New Orleans' eight-game push to make the NBA playoffs. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Zion Williamson confident in his health, Pelicans' prospects

Jul. 2, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson credits his mother’s wisdom with helping him manage life’s unanticipated twists and inevitable assortment of successes and setbacks. It has served the NBA’s top overall draft choice well during a highly unusual debut season that has...