Zion Williamson - updates

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Zion confident of NBA restart despite 25 positive virus cases

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Rookie sensation Zion Williamson says he trusts the NBA’s bubble environment in Orlando

BACK TO WORK. Zion Williamson (center) and the Pelicans look to crash the playoffs. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Giannis, Zion pledge assistance for idled arena workers

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:45 AM

MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and rookie standout Zion Williamson lead the NBA players who promised to help stadium workers affected by the season suspension

LeBron outduels Zion, lifts Lakers past Pelicans with triple-double

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Zion Williamson finishes with an NBA career-high in points, but LeBron James and the Lakers get the last laugh

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James picks up his 13th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Zion Williamson caught in first All-Star whirlwind

Feb 15, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Teen sensation Zion Williamson rocks the Rising Stars game, quite literally, as his rim-rattling dunk bends the backboard

BIG JAM. Pelicans star Zion Williamson puts on a dunk show. Photo by  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

NBA All-Stars, rookie phenom Zion marvel at fan Obama

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:27 AM

'He said I was playing great. I kind of zoned out after that,' says 19-year-old star rookie Zion Williamson after meeting former US President Barack Obama

STARSTRUCK. Zion Williamson says he's surprised that Barack Obama follows his games. Photo by Sean Gardner / Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball link up for smooth alley-oop

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Young standouts Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball continue to bring in the fun for the New Orleans Pelicans

epa08199077 New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (C) battles for a loose ball with Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (R) of Brazil and Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (L) during the NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 06 February 2020. EPA-EFE/TANNEN MAURY SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

Zion, Hachimura named to NBA Rising Stars teams

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Wizards forward Rui Hachimura is the first Japanese player selected for the Rising Stars event

JAPANESE STAR. Rui Hachimura will try to help Team World reassert its mastery over Team USA. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA-EFE

Pelicans' Zion Williamson thrills in NBA debut

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:30 PM

After a tentative start, top rookie pick Zion Williamson unleashes 17 straight points in the 4th quarter

TOTAL PACKAGE. New Orlean's 19-year-old rookie Zion Williamson gets all the attention even as LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs pull off the win. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Injured Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson back next week

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Three months after suffering a knee injury, the top Rookie Draft pick finally gets to play his first official NBA regular season game

GETTING READY. Zion Williamson has joined the Pelicans' full-court scrimmage. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans rookie Williamson returns to practice

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'If it was up to me, I would have been out there two weeks ago,' says top draft pick Zion Williamson

GETTING BETTER. Zion Williamson can't wait to see action again. File photo from New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson positive about a healthy return to Pelicans

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Injured top rookie pick Zion Williamson looks to help New Orleans soon as the Pelicans struggle with a 1-6 start

RECOVERING. It may take two more months before topnotch rookie Zion Williamson hits the floor again. File photo

Zion Williamson out up to 8 weeks after knee surgery

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:07 AM

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson undergoes a successful surgery on his right knee

RECOVERY. Zion Williamson is set to miss the first 6 to 8 weeks of the NBA 2019-2020 season. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

Teen Zion Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Zion Williamson's debut may have to wait, but many expect the 19-year-old 'beast' to take the league by storm

TEEN TITAN. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson thinks he’ll get to adjust pretty quickly in the NBA. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson to miss 'weeks' with sore knee – reports

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A major injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson but the Pelicans want to be cautious to ensure plenty of time for the teen star to recover

HIGHLY TOUTED. All eyes will be on Zion Williamson once he plays his first official NBA game. Photo from Twitter/@PelicansNBA

Top NBA draft pick Williamson to miss Pelicans' final preseason game

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Rookie Zion Williamson, who averages 23.3 points on an astonishing 71% shooting clip, gets sidelined due to a sore knee

PHENOMENAL. Zion Williamson has been pumping in incredible numbers for the Pelicans. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Nike's Jordan Brand inks rising star Zion to shoe deal

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Five months after suffering an injury when his Nike shoe blew apart, No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson inks a multiyear deal with the Jordan Brand

IN DEMAND. Michael Jordan believes that the much coveted Zion Williamson can ‘shock the world.’ Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA rookie Zion out for the rest of Summer League 2019

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Zion Williamson sits out the remainder of the NBA Summer League after a collision in his debut game

STAYING SAFE. Zion Williamson sits out of the 2019 NBA Summer League for precautionary purposes. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

WATCH: Earthquake halts Zion-Barrett NBA Summer League debut duel

Jul 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Las Vegas earthquake shakes the NBA summer game featuring the showdown between No. 1 rookie pick Zion Williamson and former Duke teammate RJ Barrett

PRECAUTIONARY. Zion Williamson (center) and members of the Pelicans leave the court after an earthquake shook the Thomas & Mack Center during a Summer League game against the Knicks. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson excited for Pelicans rebuild with ex-Lakers core

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:34 PM

'I think we can build something over there,' the No. 1 NBA Draft pick on teaming up with Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and Lonzo Ball

THRILLED. Teen sensation Zion Williamson says he’s excited to join the Pelicans’ new young core. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Zion Williamson wants 'something special' as Pelicans leader

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Nabbed as the first overall pick in the NBA Rookie Draft, the 18-year-old phenom is ready to assume the leadership role for the Pelicans

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Zion Williamson wants to be known as a winner. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Pelicans choose Zion Williamson first overall in NBA draft

Jun 21, 2019 - 8:47 AM

The teen standout becomes the new face of the New Orleans squad that traded All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers last weekend

TOP CHOICE. Zion Williamson poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Pelicans eye Zion Williamson, future in NBA Draft

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

After trading team star Anthony Davis to the Lakers, the Pelicans get a chance to reshape the franchise with Duke teen sensation Zion Williamson

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

NBA draft lottery: Pelicans land No. 1 overall pick

May 15, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Pelicans get a shot at picking Duke University superstar Zion Williamson in the June 20 league draft

FRESHMAN SENSATION. Duke University star Zion Williamson is widely predicted to be picked first in the NBA Draft. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA prospect misses 5th game after shoe mishap

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Duke University expects Zion Williamson to return before the 'March Madness' national championship tournament

TOP CHOICE. Zion Williamson is the expected top pick in June's NBA Draft. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Nike in damage control after basketball star's shoe shreds

Feb 22, 2019 - 2:17 PM

US NCAA standout Zion Williamson suffers a knee injury when his shoe shredded during the marquee game between Duke and University of North Carolina

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP