The former Duke star has played as few as 14 minutes and not more than 25 minutes in a game since the Pelicans resumed their season July 30.
Williamson has averaged nearly 17 points and about 19 minutes in the Pelicans’ four games in the Disney complex. He has averaged 22.4 points in 23 total games this season after missing the first 44 games of his rookie campaign while recovering from right knee surgery.
The Pelicans’ playoff hopes have faded with three losses in their past four games. They might need to win all of their final four regular-season games to have a chance to qualify.
Gentry said he planned to start veteran JJ Redick in a three-guard lineup alongside the usual starting back-court of Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball, with Derrick Favors at center and Brandon Ingram at forward.
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