The Pelicans deal a terrible blow in Summer League play

Brandon Williams #8 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives against EJ Liddell #32 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2022 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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New Orleans Pelicans Have experienced something that every NBA team fears during the Summer League.

New Orleans sees the Summer League as an opportunity to test new players, see what kind of talent they have, and find out what the upcoming season will look like with new recruits and rookies.

Summer league can reap a lot of rewards – but there are also some risks.

The Pelicans just got the devastating news that EJ Liddell He is now out indefinitely after suffering from a torn ACL in his right knee.

Liddell lost to the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter of Monday night’s game.

The team immediately feared the most as Liddell was helped off the court and later an MRI confirmed the bad news.

Liddell – and what does this mean for the Pelicans?

a young talent

Liddell has proven his talent over and over again before being drafted by the Pelicans.

He was a third team All-American during the 2021 college season.

They were also named to the All-Big Ten First Team and All-Big Ten Defensive Team First Team.

Several analysts predicted that Liddell would be a first-round pick in last month’s draft.

However, New Orleans eventually selected him as the 41st pick in the draft.

With a torn ACL, Liddell will not be ready to play when the new season begins.

This type of recovery takes a long time and often requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

However, Liddell is quite young so he should be able to make a comeback faster than most.

That means he’ll still be able to do some good work for the Pelicans – not when the first game of the year starts.

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