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Number one draft pick Zion Williamson looks set to make his long-awaited debut on SBS screens this weekend, as the fit-again franchise player prepares for the New Orleans Pelicans' three-game home stretch.
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SBS Sport

21 Jan 2020 - 4:17 PM  UPDATED 21 Jan 2020 - 4:17 PM

New Orleans have hit a purple patch of form of late, reeling off 11 wins from their last 16 games.

Schematic changes on the defensive side of the ball has seen an uptick in productivity from the likes of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, perhaps heightened by the return of both Derrick Favors and Jrue Holiday.

And the positive vibes surrounding the Pelicans could reach even greater heights as Williamson nears his NBA debut in front of a raucous crowd at the Smoothie King Center.

The rookie forward has been out of action after undergoing knee surgery one day out from the start of the regular season but appears primed for meaningful minutes in homes against the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics.

Denver will face the Pelicans LIVE and FREE on SBS VICELAND this Saturday at 11:30am, before the Dallas Mavericks take on Joe Ingles and the Utah Jazz on Sunday from 8:30am.

Basketball this weekend on SBS

Thursday 23 January 
NBL Round 17 - Brisbane Bullets v South East Melbourne Phoenix
7:30pm AEDT - 9:30pm AEDT
LIVE on via SBS On Demand 

Friday 24 January 
NBL Round 17 - Illawarra Hawks v Sydney Kings
7:30pm AEDT - 9:30pm AEDT
LIVE on via SBS On Demand 

Saturday 25 January 
NBA - Denver Nuggets v New Orleans Pelicans
11:30am AEDT - 2:30pm AEDT
LIVE on SBS VICELAND and via SBS On Demand

Saturday 25 January 
NBL Round 17 - Adelaide 36ers v Brisbane Bullets
5:30pm AEDT - 7:30pm AEDT
LIVE on SBS VICELAND and via SBS On Demand

Saturday 25 January 
NBL Round 17 - Perth Wildcats v New Zealand Breakers
8:00pm AEDT - 10:00pm AEDT
LIVE on via SBS On Demand 

Sunday 26 January 
NBA - Dallas Mavericks v Utah Jazz
8:30am AEDT - 11:30am AEDT
LIVE on SBS VICELAND and via SBS On Demand

Sunday 26 January 
NBL Round 17 - South East Melbourne Phoenix v Cairns Taipans
3:00pm AEDT - 5:00pm AEDT
LIVE on SBS VICELAND and via SBS On Demand

Sunday 26 January 
NBL Round 17 - Sydney Kings v Melbourne United
5:00pm AEDT - 7:00pm AEDT
LIVE on SBS VICELAND and via SBS On Demand

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