The New Orleans Pelicans expect Zion Williamson to join the team for practice on Wednesday. The Pelicans will play on Thursday against the Utah Jazz.

Williamson returned to Orlando on Friday after leaving the NBA's campus for a family emergency. Williamson was gone for eight days and took COVID-19 tests daily while he was away.

"In theory, his quarantine would end Tuesday afternoon-ish," Griffin said on Monday. "The problem is he has to test and get the results before they release him."

Williamson fit in light workouts while he was gone.

"Literally any player on our roster who went 13 days without doing any physical activity, it isn't going to be a given that we would just cut them loose in that next game," David Griffin said. "Particularly a player that generates as much torque as he does. So we will see where he's at."