The New Orleans Pelicans will be short-handed tonight.
Zion Williamson will not play Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is the second leg of the New Orleans Pelicans’ three-game road trip.
On Wednesday, the Pelicans scratched Williamson from the lineup due to personal reasons.
Via The Pelicans: “Injury Report Update:
Zion Williamson (Personal Reasons) is OUT for tonight”
The news came down as the 23-year-old former No. 1 overall pick’s pregnant girlfriend posted a picture from a hospital bed.
Zion and his girlfriend, Ahkeema, announced back in June they were having a baby girl. The post went viral not because of the pregnancy announcement, but more because an adult star began a tirade of jealous posts directed at Williamson for having unprotected sex with her and never getting her pregnant while suddenly popping up with a new girl.
Williamson is averaging 21.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists through six games this season.
The Pelicans are 4-3 and in fifth place in the Western Conference.