The stepfather of New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson hasn't thrown in the towel on the 2021 All-Star playing this season.

Lee Anderson said Tuesday on The Jordy Culotta Show that he expects Williamson to step onto the court with the Pelicans pushing for a spot in the NBA's play-in tournament. However, Anderson conceded he was only speaking for himself.

"He's feeling great," Anderson said (via ESPN's Andrew Lopez). "Speaking for the Pelicans staff, and not saying any names, they mentioned to me that they are just one player away from being where we need to be at. That was enough for me to know that they are putting some stock in Zion getting healthy and being ready for the long haul."

With only four games remaining, the Pelicans are ninth in the Western Conference. They've gone 11-8 and have the NBA's fifth-best net rating (5.9) since the All-Star break, per