Zion Williamson had a family emergency, and the rookie feeling was forced to leave the Orlando NBA bubble announced by the team on Thursday.
David Griffin, Executive Vice President of Pelicans, issued a statement on behalf of the team that supported Zion during this difficult period.
David Griffin, executive vice president of the Pelicans’ basketball business, said in a statement: “We fully support Zion’s decision to leave the NBA campus with his family.”
“Out of respect for the Williamson family, we have no further comment at this time.”
Zion Williamson update: pic.twitter.com/eShAPl1gB2
-New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 16, 2020
When Zion is outside the foam, it must test negative every day, and it must be quarantined for 4 days when returning, while continuing to test negative.
Zion averaged 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 19 games this season.
New Orleans is currently ranked 28-36, 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies, and ranked 8th in the Western Conference finals.
New Orleans will face the Utah Jazz on July 30.