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Pelican’s Jose Alvarado sprains ankle in workout, could miss chunk of training camp

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: Jose Alvarado #15 of the New Orleans Pelicans in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 25, 2023 in New York City. 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. New York Knicks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 128-106 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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The New Orleans Pelicans — a team snake bit by injuries the past couple of seasons — already will be without Trey Murphy III through training camp and the start of the season following surgery to repair a torn left meniscus.

Now add guard Jose Alvarado to the injury list weeks before training camps open, he has suffered a sprained ankle, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The basketball gods just seem to have it in for the Pelicans, who enter a make-it-or-break-it season with Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum. This is a rough way to start.

Alvarado is a pesky reserve point guard who averaged nine points a game for the Pelicans last season, but that’s not what he is known for — Grand Theft Alvarado is one of the NBA’s great shows.

Exactly how long Alvarado will be out remains to be seen, but this sucks for Pelicans fans.