• Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (right hamstring strain) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

    This was the expectation after he did not return to the game on Friday. Favors has a long and sordid history with soft tissue injuries and the team will likely bring him back slowly, particularly given Jaxson Hayes' positive development in recent weeks. Favors' absence hurts the long-term outlook of this Pelicans' team, since they had finally started to string together victories with him in the lineup. It means that the Pelicans will struggle to correct their position in the standings, which will have an adverse effect on their incentive to play their veterans the rest of the way. Monitor this situation closely.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

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