Zion Williamson of the Pelicans won’t be playing in Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to personal reasons, according to the team’s official statement.
This absence deals another significant setback to New Orleans, especially with Herb Jones’ availability remaining uncertain.
In Zion’s absence, we might witness a notable increase in Larry Nance’s presence as the power forward, potentially creating opportunities for Jonas Valanciunas at the center position.
The next opportunity for Williamson to return to the court is scheduled for Friday when they face Houston.
This season, Williamson has been contributing an average of 21.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in the six games he’s played.