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New Orleans’ Zion Williamson pauses in a summer league game July 5 against the New York Knicks in Las Vegas.

ESPN reported Friday that the 2019 NBA No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson will visit Denver on Christmas Day as the Nuggets host the Pelicans in their first holiday game since 2012.

The Nuggets will host one of five holiday games; start times have not been announced.

Los Angeles Clippers at Lakers, Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors were also announced.

Denver lost to the Clippers 112-110 in its last Christmas Day game in 2012, and is just 1-4 historically in a holiday matinee.

This is the third holiday game for the Pelicans, who are 0-2 after a 2015 defeat by the Miami Heat 94-88.

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• The Nuggets have agreed to a multiyear deal with forward Vlatko Cancar.

The 22-year-old Cancar was the 49th pick by Denver in the 2017 draft.

Cancar played in the Summer League for the Nuggets the past two years. He spent last season with San Pablo Burgos in the Spanish ACB league where he averaged 10 points and 3.7 rebounds in 34 games.

A native of Slovenia, Cancar also spent time with KK Mega Bemax of the Adriatic League.

Cancar will wear No. 31 for Denver.

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