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Zion Williamson will make his season debut with the New Orleans Pelicans tonight (22/01) and is expected to be a starter.

It is not clear yet whether Williamson will be on a “hard minutes restriction”. The Pelicans are facing the San Antonio Spurs at home.

“The Pelicans’ plan is to start Williamson against the Spurs on Wednesday while monitoring his minutes.

Last week, the Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said the team won’t have a “hard minutes restriction” on Williamson but will play him in short “bursts” in order to keep him fresh,” per Andrew Lopez of ESPN.