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JJ Redick to miss a minimum of two weeks with left hamstring strain during crucial portion of Pelicans’ schedule

New Orleans’ best shooter is to be re-evaluated in two weeks time.

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The Pelicans announced Sunday afternoon that guard JJ Redick will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks after straining his hamstring in Friday night’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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.