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Alvin Gentry: Pelicans still determining whether Ryan Anderson will play again this season

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 04: Ryan Anderson #33 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Smoothie King Center on February 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says forward Ryan Anderson, who has been New Orleans’ second-leading scorer this season, has been ruled out of playing in Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Heat because of groin strains in both legs.

Known for his ability to spread defenses with his 3-point shooting, the 6-foot-10 Anderson has averaged 17 points per game this season. Only forward Anthony Davis, who is out the rest of the season, has averaged more points for the Pelicans.

This marks the second straight game Anderson is missing, having also sat out last Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers

Gentry says team doctors are still trying to determine if it makes more sense to simply sit Anderson out for the final 13 games of the regular season.