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Sport Pelicans expect Zion back around mid-December?

01:50  23 november  2019
01:50  23 november  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Zion ‘getting stronger’ after knee surgery, still not ready to return for Pelicans

  Zion ‘getting stronger’ after knee surgery, still not ready to return for Pelicans Zion ‘getting stronger’ after knee surgery, still not ready to return for PelicansHe’s just not ready to make his NBA debut just yet.

According to Reggie Miller, Zion Williamson will be back by mid - December Williamson certainly makes the Pelicans more dynamic, more athletic, plus much more entertaining and watchable. Lillard is expected to return from his back issues Saturday against Cleveland, we need to watch Anthony in

When will Zion Williamson return from his knee injury? Zion Williamson continues to be sidelined with a knee injury and a specific return date has yet to be announced. Williamson’s initial return timeline was estimated to be between six to eight weeks which would have the rookie coming back sometime

Zion Williamson is a bit over a month removed from the knee surgery that has delayed his much-anticipated NBA debut, and the New Orleans Pelicans are now providing some hints as to when his return date might approximately be.

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Appearing Friday on ESPN New Orleans 100.3, Pelicans GM David Griffin discussed the No. 1 overall pick’s progress from a torn right lateral meniscus.

“He’s progressing exactly as we had hoped he would,” said Griffin. “We’re really optimistic, and most importantly, Zion is really excited and that’s where we want him to be.”

Griffin also said the team would “err on the side of caution” with Williamson but that he was on schedule with his original six-to-eight week timetable.

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Zion Williamson likely went into Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery with the expectation that he would end up somewhere like But … what if Zion Williamson simply does not want to play for the Pelicans ? You may remember that back in the 2004 NFL Draft, Eli Manning made it known that he would not play for

But to properly build around him, new Pelicans GM David Griffin must answer these three questions. New Orleans has two of the first four picks in a top-heavy class that is expected to have sleepers Building around Williamson’s strengths — playmaking and finishing in transition, bullying

“Right now, I think we’re on target for eight weeks,” Griffin added. “Probably not to the day, but in and around that.”

The 19-year-old Williamson underwent surgery on Oct. 20, and eight weeks would put his return date right around mid-December. The Pelicans have started the year just 6-9 in his absence (10th in the West), but Williamson may have more pressing matters to attend to for now.

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Zion Williamson’s knee surgery was six weeks ago today, he has not begun on-court work .
Gentry said the Pelicans will be "overly cautious" in bringing Williamson back.

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