Zion Williamson Out Due To Health And Safety Protocols

5:42pm: Williamson’s absence tonight is related to an inconclusive COVID-19 test and the timing of the results of a second test, tweets Andrew Lopez of ESPN. The Pelicans don’t view it as anything significant, Lopez adds.


2:51pm: Star forward Zion Williamson will be unavailable for the Pelicans‘ game in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Wednesday night, the team announced today (via Twitter).

It’s a tough break for Williamson, who has averaged 26.3 PPG over his last three games, and for the Pelicans, who have slipped below .500 (4-5) after losing all three of those contests.

The NBA isn’t providing many specifics this season on why certain players are entering the health and safety protocols or how long they’ll be sidelined, so we’ll have to wait for more details to find out whether Williamson’s absence will be a brief one or if it will cover a week or more. He may have registered a positive or inconclusive COVID-19 test or have been exposed to someone who tested positive.

With Williamson out, backup frontcourt players such as Jaxson Hayes and Nicolo Melli are candidates to play some extra minutes on Wednesday night.

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5 thoughts on “Zion Williamson Out Due To Health And Safety Protocols

  1. kayjaygee626

    Pause the season vaccinate the whole league the world already thinks NBA players like to flex their money

  2. El Don

    Zion was finally starting to play well, again another player starting slow this year, he ain’t been as good as last year… but boy is he gonna dominate!!!
    Dude a real beast!!!

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