The NBA is reportedly working to “make sure” rookie sensation Zion Williamson and his New Orleans Pelicans are able to participate in the 2019-20 postseason should the campaign resume amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Williamson didn’t make his NBA debut until Jan. 22, three months into the regular season, after recovering from knee surgery in October.
It didn’t take long for him to showcase his game-changing talent.
He averaged 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 58.9 percent from the field across 19 appearances before play was suspended in March. The Pelicans posted a 10-9 record in those games.
While modest, the .526 winning percentage with a healthy Williamson would have ranked eighth in the Western Conference if compiled over the full season.
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