This Wednesday night the New Orleans Pelicans and the Brooklyn Nets They will kick off their respective seasons when they meet at the Barclays Center.

The return of Zion Williamson is the big news for a Pelicans team that comes from being a revelation last season. The Nets, for their part, will have the long-awaited debut of Ben Simmons, who has not played an official game since June 2021.

Day: Wednesday, October 19.

Hour: 7:30 pm. (US Eastern Time)

Place: Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

TV/Live Stream: NBA League Pass and YES Network.

Team record in preseason: Pelicans 0-0 / Nets 0-0.

Zion Williamson had a small ankle sprain in the preseason but the player himself confirmed that he will be available in the season opener.

The Nets will have the absences of Joe Harris and Seth Curry due to ankle injuries and TJWarren who is still recovering from foot surgery that has kept him out since the bubble in Orlando in 2020.

New Orleans Pelicans: CJ McCollum, Trey Murphy, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas.

Brooklyn Nets: Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Royce O’Neale, Kevin Durant and Nic Claxton.