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Injuries still a concern as Pelicans open vs. Nuggets

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans were a MASH unit last season, so riddled with injuries that their players missed a combined total of 351 games, forcing coach Alvin Gentry to use 42 starting lineup combinations.

Now that the calendar has flipped to the 2016-17 season -- with the home opener Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets at Smoothie King Center -- Gentry wouldn't be blamed if he enlisted the aid of a French Quarter voodoo priestess as a way of ensuring the good health of his players, especially All-Star forward Anthony Davis.

Davis, the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, never missed a game in his 40-game, NCAA championship, freshman season at Kentucky. But, in four NBA seasons, the Pelicans' franchise player has missed 68 games with injuries. A medical flow chart indicates he has injured 13 body parts.

Defense (Rank)
Offense (Rank)
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Portland 1 0 1.000 --
Denver 0 0 - 0.5
Minnesota 0 0 - 0.5
Oklahoma City 0 0 - 0.5
Utah 0 1 .000 1.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
10/23/2016 Robbie Hummel Waived
10/23/2016 Nate Wolters Waived
10/15/2016 D.J. Kennedy Waived
10/15/2016 Jakarr Sampson Waived
10/15/2016 Axel Toupane Waived
Show Transactions
Date Player Status
10/24/2016 Darrell Arthur Sore knee
Show Injuries
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