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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn't have any update on Zion Williamson's status on Sunday afternoon, saying "when we have something that needs to be said, we'll do that. Right now, it just is what it is." ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on Friday Williamson will miss a "period of weeks" with right knee soreness. Pels guard Lonzo Ball said the team will hold down the fort without Williamson but added "he's not out the whole season, he'll miss a couple games but he'll be back strong."

Ingram feeds Okafor for the emphatic flush (0:20)
Pierce hopes Zion's injury isn't long term (1:04)
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3dAndrew Lopez

Sources: Zion (knee) expected to miss weeks

Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has avoided a severe injury to his right knee but is expected to miss a period of weeks to start the regular season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.

Stephen A.: Zion's injury a blow to the NBA (0:59)
Zion's knee injury not believed to be severe (1:57)
Gentry: When Zion comes back, he'll be fine (0:54)

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

A severe injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson's right knee, but he is expected to miss period of weeks to start regular season, league sources tell ESPN. Pels are clearly treating injury with an abundance of caution but there's no shortage of confidence on full recovery.


The Hoop Collective: Beal's Extension, Zion's Potential, Carsen Edwards

On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.

Follow Zion, Ja on their rookie year journeys (1:04)
Barnes: Pelicans have a unique makeup (1:23)
Zion's shares his journey from high school to the NBA (2:28)
Lonzo and Zion connect on alley-oop layup from behind half court (0:16)
Ingram steals Zion's alley for the dunk (0:19)
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9dAndrew Lopez

Zion 'a force' in Pelicans' preseason home opener

Zion Williamson finished with a game-high 26 points in just over 23 minutes while shooting 9-of-12 from the field and draining his only 3-point attempt -- and took on Rudy Gobert -- in the Pelicans' win over the Jazz on Friday night.

Zion talks challenging Gobert, hitting first 3-pointer (1:10)
Zion dazzles with 26 points in Pelicans' win (2:13)
Zion crosses up defender and scores and-1 layup (0:25)
Zion flexes after and-1 layup (0:24)
Zion follows his own miss with a slam (0:27)
Zion hits his first triple in the NBA (0:18)
Stephen A.: Zion's rookie year will mirror Shaq's (1:11)

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.43rd
Rebounds Per Game47.35th
Assists Per Game27.03rd
Points Allowed116.84th

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