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Game Thread: Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram among finalists for US Olympic basketball team

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JJ Redick is out at least one week after a non-surgical procedure to relieve inflammation and soreness in his right heel

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Ahead of tonight’s contest between the New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves, Zion Williamson was announced as one of the 15 names added to Team USA’s roster earlier today, joining an existing group of 42 players that includes Brandon Ingram.

This 57-member total will need to be whittled down to a final 12-man group before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

Also in the news, JJ Redick underwent a non-surgical procedure to relieve an issue with his right heel. There is an update scheduled for next week regarding his condition.

At first glance, it’s good to read that Redick’s injury appears to be minor, but this news certainly won’t help his trade value. Does anyone else think the odds of JJ getting waived sometime after the March 25h trade deadline just went up?

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

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (15-21) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)

When: March 11, 7:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: FSNOLA

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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