• Nikola Mirotic
    F, New Orleans Pelicans

    Nikola Mirotic is likely to make his preseason debut on Friday against the Knicks.

    Mirotic has been sidelined by left Achilles tendinosis to this point in the preseason but there hasn't been any stress emanating from Pelicans camp. He'll have to make up a little ground in the power forward battle given Julius Randle's strong start but his shooting makes more sense with the starters while Randle's playmaking should prop up the second unit. It's an easy on-paper call but the two will still need to sort it out through their on-court play.

    Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter

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