Zion Williamson To Make NBA Debut Jan. 22 vs. Spurs

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Pelicans forward Zion Williamson will make his NBA debut on Jan. 22 against the Spurs, the team announced.

The No. 1 pick from Duke has missed the first 41 games of the season with a torn right meniscus he suffered during the preseason. He underwent surgery in October.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson during warm ups prior to the game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena.

Williamson averaged 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 71.4% from the field in four preseason games.

The Pelicans are 15-26 and sit in second-to-last in the Western Conference.