Zion Williamson debut date set

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The wait is almost over, as New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is expected to make his season debut on Jan. 22 against the San Antonio Spurs.

Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin has said that once Williamson returns, he’ll be on a minutes restriction.

It was originally thought that Williamson could make his debut on Jan. 16 against the Utah Jazz.