Redick only played four minutes before exiting Friday’s game. The organization announced Redick will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
The injury comes at a critical time for New Orleans. While the Pelicans have made up ground on the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans has a difficult stretch ahead. Including Sunday’s game against the Lakers, the Pelicans have to go to Dallas on the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday and host Miami Friday; the following week has New Orleans on the road in a back-to-back against the Jazz and Clippers.
In an effort to perhaps compensate for Redick’s injury, the Pelicans recalled rookie guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker from the G-League’s Erie Bayhawks. Alexander-Walker was just sent down four days ago and appeared in two games, scoring 23 points on 8-19 shooing in the first contest.
The injury to Redick also means E’Twaun Moore should have a larger role in the rotation. Moore has averaged 19 minutes a game and is shooting 38 percent from three.
Redick, the 14-year veteran, is in his first season with the Pelicans. Redick has played in 54 games and started 35; he’s New Orleans’ best three-point shooter, hitting at a 45 percent rate which is second in the NBA.