Zion Williamson to miss Pelicans' preseason finale due to injury
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will miss the team's final NBA preseason game with right knee soreness.
The Pelicans will face the New York Knicks on Friday without young star Williamson, it was announced on Thursday.
Williamson did not make the trip to New York and will remain in New Orleans to undergo further evaluation.
In four preseason games for the Pelicans this season, Williamson – the number one draft pick – has averaged 23.3 points.
Roster update: Zion Williamson is listed as out with right knee soreness for the team’s final preseason game against the Knicks— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 17, 2019
The Pelicans open their regular-season campaign against defending champions the Toronto Raptors on October 22.