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Gamethread: Ingram, Zion-less Pelicans to battle near full strength Bulls

New Orleans will lean on Jonas Valanciunas

Orlando Magic v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram for a second straight preseason game when they battle the Chicago Bulls tonight. He continues to miss time thanks to right knee soreness, but as it's been previously reported, there’s no cause for alarm. The move is considered precautionary.

Zion Williamson (right foot surgery) and Jaxson Hayes (left ankle sprain) will also be out.

Willie Green’s starting lineup Friday night will be the same as in the last outing, featuring just one assured regular in Jonas Valanciunas.

Meanwhile, the Bulls will have their regular starting lineup outside of the injured Patrick Williams.

For more on today’s game plus analysis of an article taking aim at the Pelicans franchise, please give our preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (1-1) vs Chicago Bulls (1-0)

When: October 8, 7:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch:, NBA League Pass

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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