Is Zion Williamson Playing Tonight vs Pistons? Pelicans Release Injury Update for 6ft 6’ Star Forward

Advait Jajodia
|Published 13/01/2023

The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the best teams in the West this season. However, there is no denying that without Zion Williamson suiting up, the Pels find it difficult to grab wins.

Even though NOLA has managed to stay in the 3rd spot, the team has started the new calendar year with a losing record. Lodging wins only against the Rockets and the Wizards, Willie Green’s boys are 4-2 since Zanos sat out of the Pels-Sixers contest on Jan 2nd.

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With the Pelicans flying to Detroit, in search of their 2nd win amid this 5-game road trip, the availability of the 6-foot-6 forward will be on every supporter’s mind.

Zion Williamson to remain sidelined vs Pistons

Early in January, the front office revealed that the former Duke Blue Devil would be missing out on at least 3 weeks of action because of the right hamstring strain he had sustained.

Unfortunately, Zion will be OUT for the clash against the Pistons.

Apart from the 284-pound forward missing his 6th straight game, the likes of Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones are also mentioned on the injury report as OUT and Questionable, respectively.

CJ McCollum and Jonas Valanciunas should have no problem grabbing a win tonight against the shorthanded Pistons.

Prior to the injury, Zion was performing at an All-NBA level, averaging a staggering 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.

The southpaw is ranked 4th among the Western Conference frontcourts in the latest result of the fan votes. Hopefully, Williamson returns to the team’s lineup well in advance of the All-Star Game.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

Being a two-time national-level basketball player, NBA surely had my attention from a very young age. At age 20 now, I aspire to share the knowledge I gained over 11 years with fellow basketball-lovers through my articles!

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