Alvarado’s Return Still A Week Away

The New Orleans Pelicans provided an injury update on guard Jose Alvarado.

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Jose Alvarado will be unavailable for either Wednesday’s play-in tournament game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder or a second game should the Pelicans advance.

Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin said in a press release that “following recent medical imaging and re-evaluation of the stress reaction to his right tibia, Jose Alvarado has been cleared to resume on-court basketball activities. He will be out for tomorrow’s game against Oklahoma City and is not expected to play for at least one week. A specific timeline for his return will be announced at a later date.”

Alvarado has been out since Feb. 27 and missed the last 20 games of the regular season.

In 61 games this season, Alvarado posted averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game.

During last season’s play-in tournament he averaged 8.0 ppg, 3.0 apg, and 2.5 rpg in wins over the Spurs and Clippers, while shooting 60 percent from three-point range. In the playoffs, he played in all six games and scored double figures in both games five and six against the Suns.

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