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Gamethread: New Pelicans starting lineup for preseason finale against Jazz preseason

Plus there’s a Zion Williamson injury update

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The New Orleans Pelicans final preseason game will feature a different starting lineup than from the previous two contests: Devonte’ Graham, Tomas Satoransky, Trey Murphy III, Garrett Temple and Jonas Valanciunas.

With no Brandon Ingram nor Zion Williamson, it was bound to look a little lean against the Utah Jazz, who will be rolling with their usual five starters of Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley Jr., Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neal and Rudy Gobert.

As for when we may actually see Zion in uniform, he doesn’t appear close to a return.

There’s a regular season game to be played in nine days, but Williamson hasn’t been cleared yet to run. I’m usually an optimist, but I don’t see any way he is suited up for that game. In addition, it sure feels like he’s going to miss time measured in weeks.

Sigh.

For more on tonight’s contest, please give our preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (1-2) at Utah Jazz (0-2)

When: October 11, 8:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: Pelicans.com, NBA League Pass

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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