Pelicans forward Zion Williamson will make his NBA debut on Jan. 22 against the Spurs, the team announced.
The No. 1 pick from Duke has missed the first 41 games of the season with a torn right meniscus he suffered during the preseason. He underwent surgery in October.
Williamson averaged 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 71.4% from the field in four preseason games.
The Pelicans are 15-26 and sit in second-to-last in the Western Conference.