On Wednesday evening, the New Orleans Pelicans It will host the Oklahoma City Thunder for the playoffs.
They will be without their best player for the rest of the game, star forward Zion Williamson. He will be away from the field due to the injury.
The former Duke star has not played in a game since early January.
In 29 games, the 22-year-old averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.0 steals.
He shot 60.8% from the field and 36.8% from three-point range.
On Tuesday, Williamson spoke to the media about his current situation (the full interview can be viewed here). over here).
Reporter: “How close are you to feeling ready to play?”
Williamson: “Physically, I’m fine. I feel like Zion right now. I know the atmosphere I’m going into like a game-play experience. It’s about how Zion I feel right now.”
Williamson missed the entire 2021-22 season, but the Pelicans won their way through the playoffs and took the Phoenix Suns to six games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
They are in the same situation this season, and if the Thunder win, they will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at the Target Center with a chance to make the playoffs as the eighth seed.
The Pelicans have a very talented roster featuring Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum.