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Game 41: Derrick Favors, Brandon Ingram and Jrue Holiday all out for New Orleans Pelicans matchup with Detroit Pistons

Another long walking wounded list. Sheesh!

Utah Jazz v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

The New Orleans Pelicans will be ultra shorthanded again — no Jrue Holiday, Derrick Favors, Brandon Ingram, JJ Redick, Kenrich Williams, Zion Williamson or Darius Miller.

So, you know what this means — the 17th different starting lineup!

The obvious takeaway here is that New Orleans has been snakebitten with injury in nearly every season Alvin Gentry has been at the helm. The one year the head coach enjoyed plenty of continuity, his squad destroyed the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs and made it to the Western Conference semifinals.

For a bit of good news, sentiment is growing that Zion Williamson will make his first appearance of the season this coming Thursday against the Utah Jazz.

The date makes sense. The Pelicans are scheduled to hold practice tomorrow and on Wednesday, giving the team another two days of seeing Zion go through 5-on-5 sessions.

In addition, Lonzo Ball was credited with a triple-double in the game against the Boston Celtics when an assist was removed from E’Twaun Moore’s stat line and given to Ball.

For more on tonight’s matchup, please give Preston’s preview a read.

Let’s geaux, Pels!

Where To Watch/Listen

What: New Orleans Pelicans (14-26) at Detroit Pistons (14-26)

Where: Little Caesars Arena - Detroit, MI

When: Monday, January 13th, 2019 6:00 PM CST