The delayed recovery of Zion Williamson, who underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee on Oct. 21, has been one of the NBA's most perplexing storylines of the 2019 season. Well, Pelicans fans will be pleased to hear that their No. 1 overall pick went through his first full practice since the operation. In fact, Williamson provided fans with a dunk-heavy warmup on Friday ahead of New Orleans' clash with the Lakers, indicating he's inching ever closer to his return to the hardwood, and his regular season debut.
This clip should be cherished by fans in Nola, especially since it was recently reported that team trainers and physicists were teaching Zion to walk and run differently as a means to prevent further lower-body injuries.
Couple that with the fact that Williamson, as of mid-December, hadn't even resumed on-court drills, and this montage of dunks becomes even more encouraging.
There's still no concrete timetable as to when the former Duke sensation will be ready for game action, but it's looking more and more likely that basketball junkies will be treated to that long-awaited delight sometime in the near future.