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METAIRIE, Louisiana - When Zion Williamson finished his first full-court, five-on-five work since returning to practice last week, he spent extra one-on-one time with assistant coach Fred Vinson on the free throw line.After all, the Pelicans are ...
Jan 8, 2020
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Zion Williamson returned to practice with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) for the first time since he had arthroscopic knee surgery shortly before the season.But the NBA's top overall draft choice out of ...
Jan 3, 2020
SOME of the greatest college basketball players of the 2010s played one season before leaving for the NBA. Others stuck around and had sustained success before graduating to professional basketball.The Associated Press All-Decade team is a mix of both.A ...
Jan 1, 2020
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NEW ORLEANS - Zion Williamson was supposed to be making his highly anticipated NBA debut by sometime next week, if not earlier.That looks unlikely now, given the overall No. 1 draft pick has yet to practice with the New Orleans Pelicans since ...
Dec 13, 2019
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METAIRIE, La. - Zion Williamson says he expects his absence from New Orleans Pelicans because of his knee injury to be less than half of the regular season but is offering no specific timetable for a return."It's going very well, ...
Nov 8, 2019
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NEW ORLEANS - Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months.Williamson had his torn right lateral meniscus ...
Oct 22, 2019
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CHICAGO - The news first trickled in as one of those tickers you tend to ignore in a news broadcast. But this one went quickly from mild to serious as a heart attack. After announcing that prized rookie Zion Williamson will miss the ...
Oct 19, 2019
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NICKEIL Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart each scored 17 points, and New Orleans wrapped up an unbeaten preseason without injured No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, beating the Knicks, 117-116, on Friday in New York (Saturday, Manila time).Williamson has a sore ...
Oct 19, 2019
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NEW YORK - Zion Williamson won't play in New York in the New Orleans Pelicans' final preseason game because of a sore right knee.The Pelicans said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that the No. 1 pick didn't travel ...
Oct 18, 2019
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NEW YORK - RJ Barrett kept misfiring, a rough start to his college reunion week at Madison Square Garden.Barrett did plenty of things well but not shooting, going 4 for 14 on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in the New York Knicks&# ...
Oct 17, 2019
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MIAMI - Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season.Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch, and finished with 23 points ...
Oct 15, 2019
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PRESEASON numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games.As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats.But what the Boston Celtics ...
Oct 14, 2019
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THE Pelicans are 4-0 in the NBA preseason after winning in San Antonio, 123-114, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), with Williamson finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds.Williamson has shot 29 for 36 from the floor in his last ...
Oct 14, 2019
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CHICAGO - A day before Chicago hosted the Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans, Bulls head coach Jim Boylen was giddy with anticipation."Phenoms like him helps us all. They help the whole league. He plays with some emotion. I like guys ...
Oct 10, 2019
The Zion Williamson hype train was at full steam ahead on Thursday in Chicago.After giving the NBA a sneak peek of what to expect from New Orleans basketball this upcoming season (16 points and an array of highlights) in a 133- ...
Oct 10, 2019
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JRUE Holiday led New Orleans with 21 points in a 133-109 preseason win over the Hawks on Monday in Atlanta (Tuesday, Manila time).Zion Williamson scored 16, including several highlight-reel dunks.Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in June's ...
Oct 8, 2019
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ATLANTA - Zion Williamson may not be quite as tall as billed.He still soared in his first NBA preseason game Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).Showing off the high-flying talents that made him one of the most anticipated rookies in years, ...
Oct 8, 2019
EXPECT Zion Williamson to stay explosive and quick - without having to worry about the durability of his shoe in his rookie year in the NBA. Months after his Nike PG 2.5 was ripped apart in an NCAA rivalry game between Duke ...
Sep 11, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University says an investigation has found no evidence that former basketball star Zion Williamson received improper benefits.School spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in a statement on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) that a "thorough and objective" probe led by ...
Sep 8, 2019
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports.Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports ...
Aug 2, 2019
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