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.
.@usabasketball announces @Zionwilliamson will join @B_Ingram13 as a finalist for the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team!— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 11, 2021
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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.
JJ Redick underwent a non-surgical procedure to relieve inflammation and soreness in his right heel. He will remain away from the team and continue to adhere to the NBA’s health and safety protocols while receiving follow-up treatment. His status will be updated in one week. pic.twitter.com/4jtfl9y0nr— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 11, 2021
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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