Revealed: Zion Williamson's Status For Play In

The New Orleans Pelicans were in 3rd in the Western Conference on January 2nd. That was the last time that Zion Williamson played a game. Since then, they've gone 18-25 and dropped to the 8th spot. Now according to reports, it appears they'll be going into the Play-In without Zion.

NBA Insider Shams Charania says Williamson's return to play from his hamstring strain is "unlikely" to come during next week's Play-In tournament. 

The Pelicans released their own update, which certainly didn't make it sound like the dynamic scorer was coming back anytime soon.  

“After further evaluation, it has been determined that Zion Williamson will continue his rehabilitation and conditioning regimen," wrote VP of basketball operations David Griffin. "We will continue to monitor his progression, and updates will be provided as warranted.”

Another frustrating season for the Pelicans and their oft-injured star. He played only 29 games this season, averaging 26 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists while shooting 61% from the field, and 36.8% on threes.

He's played just 114 of a possible 308 games since they made him the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.

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