“Get well Solo, we’ll see you soon.”
A group of several hundred or so recently gathered inside the Smoothie King Center, and led by the New Orleans Pelicans general manager, wished Solomon Hill in unison a speedy recovery.
Dell Demps then also added, “Solomon, we can’t wait to get you back.”
Less than one month ago, Adrian Wojnarowski revealed Hill underwent surgery to repair a torn hamstring, and it’s believed the small forward could miss anywhere from six to eight months. Although a specific timetable will be announced at a later date, Hill could return as early as late February or miss the entire regular season altogether based on typical recoveries.
In response to the injury, the Pelicans added Tony Allen and re-signed Dante Cunningham to the roster before the start of training camp.
It’s unclear as to who will replace Hill as the starter, but my money is on Cunningham, a versatile forward who started 81 games under Alvin Gentry. Pending matchups, expect the head coach to also make do with Allen, Darius Miller and a few of the larger backcourt players when New Orleans employs three-guard lineups.