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Zion Williamson says right knee is ‘getting stronger day by day’

Zion Williamson has proven to be a supremely talented and skilled basketball player, but the trait that will most be tested in the 19-year-old this month is his patience. On Thursday, the No. 1 overall draft pick acknowledged that he was disappointed to miss what would’ve been his official NBA debut Oct. 22 in Toronto – as well as all of New Orleans’ subsequent games – but he’s reminding himself that the 82-game regular-season schedule is extremely long.

“All the (Pelicans) vets have given great advice, even the young players,” Williamson said when asked what teammates have done to help him cope with being sidelined since Oct.