Zion Williamson ‘getting better every day,’ Pelicans’ David Griffin says

There’s still no exact date set for Zion Williamson’s return to the court, but New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said the No. 1 overall pick is “getting better literally every day.”

Griffin told ESPN New Orleans 100.3 in an interview on Friday that Williamson is on schedule with his rehab from the meniscus surgery that knocked him out for the start of his first NBA season.

“He’s progressing exactly as we had hoped he would,” Griffin told the radio station.

With the Pelicans on a three-game road trip, Williamson stayed back in New Orleans to continue his rehab process.

“We’re really optimistic, and most importantly, Zion is really excited and that’s where we want him to be,” Griffin said.

Reports by Andrew Lopez / ESPN