The Pelicans’ dysfunction reportedly includes a rift between Zion Williamson’s stepfather and the front office.
The star forward, who’s been out since Jan. 2 while recovering from a right hamstring strain, said earlier this week that he feels physically fine, but won’t return until he feels like himself, citing mental challenges of the playoff atmosphere.
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Williamson missed Wednesday’s crucial play-in tournament game at Smoothie King Center, where the Pelicans suffered a 123-118 loss to Oklahoma City Thunder – ending New Orleans’ season.
Prior to the game, Skip Bayless said on FS1’s “Undisputed” that Williamson’s stepfather, Lee Anderson, is “running the show” and Pelicans’ management believes the medical advice…