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Anthony Davis likely out for Pelicans, who could be down to nine available players

Anthony Davis, Danilo Gallinari

Anthony Davis, Danilo Gallinari


Anthony Davis injured his shoulder last night, and it’ll probably keep him out against the Thunder tonight.

That’s a big deal on its own, but the Pelicans will also miss Omer Asik and Jrue Holiday.

Jim Eichenhofer of
Alvin Gentry told media members during his pregame session that Davis is not expected to play, due to the left shoulder injury that caused him to exit Tuesday’s loss to Denver in the first quarter. In addition to Davis being sidelined, the Pelicans (1-10) will be without Omer Asik, who is missing a second straight game due to a stomach illness.

Scott Kushner of The Advocate:

Jrue Holiday started his third consecutive game Tuesday night, but won’t play Wednesday night’s game at Oklahoma City. —

The Pelicans’ starting point guard — who is being used cautiously while he recovers from a stress reaction in his right leg that caused him to miss 90 games over the previous two years — is still on a 25 –minute restriction and can’t play games on consecutive days.

Davis, Asik and Holiday would join New Orleans’ already-lengthy injury list:

  • Tyreke Evans
  • Norris Cole
  • Kendrick Perkins
  • Quincy Pondexter

If you’re keeping track, here are the Pelicans who should be available tonight:

  • Eric Gordon
  • Ryan Anderson
  • Alexis Ajinca
  • Dante Cunningham
  • Luke Babbitt
  • Alonzo Gee
  • Ish Smith
  • Toney Douglas
  • Jimmer Fredette

Yeesh. That’s a roster only Sam Hinkie could love.

Playing lesser talent and without Kevin Durant at his side, Russell Westbrook should run wild tonight.