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According to the NBA Injury Report, Devonte' Graham (knee) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Warriors.
The Pelicans will be without Jonas Valanciunas, Devonte' Graham, Brandon Ingram, and Herb Jones on Sunday. With four starters out of the lineup and CJ McCollum on a minutes limit, the Pels will look to Willy Hernangomez, Tony Snell, and Garrett Temple to all see extended minutes as potential starters.
Devonte' Graham totaled 30 points (8-12 FG, 5-7 3PT, 9-9 FT), two rebounds, four assists, and one steal in the Pelicans’ 126-109 win over the Bulls on Thursday.
Graham scored 30.0 points in the Pelicans’ win over the Bulls’ making it his best scoring performance since January 4th against the Suns. He has a low floor and has demonstrated a lack of ability to play towards his ceiling consistently. Although he is limited in his impact in GPP play, he could be a tremendous asset to leverage for single-game contests.
According to the New Orleans Pelicans, Devonte' Graham is available to play Monday against the Hornets.
Graham sat out the first leg of the back-to-back in Sunday's win over the Hawks but is ready to go for Monday night. The 27-year old has been starting in the last couple of weeks due to Brandon Ingram's absence and should again start alongside CJ McCollum in the backcourt. Naji Marshall and Jose Alvarado should see decreased roles Monday.
Devonte’ Graham is considered questionable for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
The shooting guard only logged in 20 minutes on Friday and continues to deal with soreness in his right hip. Expect Jose Alvarado to see an uptick in minutes against the Hawks if Graham sits out Sunday.
Pelicans G Devonte' Graham is officially questionable Friday against San Antonio according to Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com.
Graham is questionable Friday as he deals with right hip soreness. The former Jayhawk is averaging 12.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 65 games for New Orleans this season. If Graham and Jose Alvarado both end up out Friday, Trey Murphy III would likely see increased minutes.