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Gamethread: Ingram out, Nickeil and Valanciunas move into starting lineup vs Magic

The starting small forward is out, but New Orleans’ primary center will make his debut

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The New Orleans Pelicans will face the Orlando Magic in the lone preseason home game on the schedule, and there will be several changes in the starting lineup.

As announced earlier in the day, Brandon Ingram will miss tonight’s game, tending to very minor soreness after bumping knees in the contest against the Timberwolves. Replacing him in the lineup will be Nickeil Alexander-Walker, New Orleans’ high-scoring leader in Minnesota.

In addition, Jonas Valanciunas will make his debut in a Pelicans’ uniform, moving Willy Hernangomez to the bench.

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

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (0-1) vs Orlando Magic (0-1)

When: October 6, 7:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA League Pass

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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