Without further details on his personal matter, the Pelicans noted that their young star will be available for the season’s comeback.
Zion Williamson left the bubble the NBA at Walt Disney World Resort, in Florida, to attend to an urgent family matter, as announced New Orleans Pelicans.
The Pelicans said in a statement that rookie star Williamson, the Pelicans’ second-leading scorer with 23.6 points per game, plans to meet with the team to restart the NBA season at a later date, but offered no details.
“We fully support Zion’s decision to leave the NBA campus to be with his family,” said Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin.
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“Out of respect for the Williamson family, we will have no further comment at this time,” the statement added.
It remains to be determined if Williamson will miss any games. According to NBA protocols, you will be asked to quarantine two to four days once you return to Orlando, as long as you are tested daily for coronavirus during your time off. Failure to undergo daily testing would require a quarantine period of at least seven days.
New Orleans is slated to return to play on July 30 against the Utah Jazz.
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