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The New Orleans Pelicans and star
forward Zion Williamson have reportedly become “distant” while
he’s away from the team to rehab his foot injury.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Tuesday
on SportsCenter (via TalkBasket) the Pelicans have reached a point
where they “just don’t know what to say” about the 2019 No. 1 pick.
“They’re distant, both literally and
figuratively,” Windhorst said. “He left the team in early January
to go deal with this injury on his own, and he’s just not been around
Williamson’s role within the organization has come into question in recent days.
CJ McCollum, who was acquired from the
Portland Trail Blazers in a Feb. 8 trade, said Saturday he still
hadn’t spoken with the Pelicans’ face of the franchise since the deal.
“I haven’t had conversations with him
directly,” McCollum said. “I’ve spoken with some people close to