Zion Williamson has begun practicing playing some five on five. 

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said Tuesday the team will be “overly cautious” with rookie forward Zion Williamson when he returns from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

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Gentry confirmed that will include a minutes restriction once Williamson starts playing in games, though the team still hasn’t announced a return date

The first overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft is “maybe a week away from game action” after taking part in his first five-on-five practice Tuesday.

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