Pelicans Notes: Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Kira Lewis Jr.

Power forward Zion Williamson is showing a “new playmaking element to his game,” according to Ben Cotton of FOX Sports.Zion Williamson

Former NBA guard Antonio Daniels agreed.

“It’s not just unstoppable in the sense of stopping him from scoring, because that’s only one aspect of it,” Daniels said of Williamson on NBA SiriusXM radio, via Cotton. “Another aspect is his ability to see the floor and make his teammates better.

“He did a post-game presser a couple of guys ago where he talked about guys he grew up watching … they were all point guards — everybody. It’s one thing to be able to see the floor, it’s another thing to have the skill set to actually be able to see the floor and deliver the pass — two different things. And that’s what makes great players great players.”

  • Small forward Brandon Ingram suffered a setback while rehabbing his bruised left toe and remains out for at least another three or four days, per Andrew Lopez of ESPN. Ingram is expected to be reevaluated on Tuesday.
  • Point guard Kira Lewis Jr. said he has learned the value of patience after missing a year with a torn ACL. “It’s been a long year,” Lewis said, via Christian Clark of “If anything, I have learned patience. With this leg, I couldn’t rush it or nothing. I just had to be patient and take it day by day. Here we are.”
  • While not a mist-win, the Pelicans are aiming to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season on Saturday vs. the Suns, wrote David Grubb of

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