Zion Williamson: Pelicans’ depth will be tested without star

Just as Zion Williamson and the Pelicans flexed their status as apparent contenders in the West by owning the best record in the conference in mid-December, things went a bit left.

Right as they got a positive writeup in Sports Illustrated—maybe the SI curse is alive?—New Orleans promptly lost four consecutive games, the club’s longest skid of the campaign thus far. But making matters far worse: Yesterday the team announced that Williamson, who’d largely been healthy in drumming up low-level MVP chatter this year after missing all of last season, will be sidelined for at least the next three weeks of action due to a hamstring strain.


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