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Zion Williamson’s NBA debut finally has a date

The long wait for Zion Williamson is nearly over.

Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin said on Wednesday that the No. 1 pick is expected to make his NBA debut on Jan. 22 against the Spurs.

Williamson has been ramping up his work with the team in the new year after missing the first few months of his rookie campaign following October knee surgery. Griffin said Williamson would practice with the team on Friday and Sunday before the Pelicans head to Memphis for a game against the Grizzlies.

Williamson’s debut will be at home two days later.