Alvarado’s return will likely come only after the team makes the playoffs.
ESPN’s Andrew Lopez reported on the 12th (Korean time) that Jose Alvarado of the New Orleans Pelicans will miss the play-in tournament against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 13th.
Alvarado, who came from undrafted form, joined New Orleans through a two-way contract last season and continued to perform well, winning a four-year contract. Even in the playoffs, he occupied a spot in the rotation and emerged as a key resource on the bench, earning the nickname ‘The Great Sword’ for his signature move that appeared from behind the opponent’s back and intercepted the ball like a shot.
Alvarado has been playing the role of an energizer in the offense and defense this season as well, averaging 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals. However, due to a shin injury, he was out of power and has not been able to step on the court since March.
According to the New Orleans club, Alvarado started training on the court some time after completing his rehabilitation.안전놀이터 However, he is not yet in perfect shape to play in the play-in tournament, and he will need at least a week more time.
New Orleans has a lot of injury issues besides Albado. While ace Zion Williamson is out with a hamstring injury, it is unclear whether Larry Nance Jr. will also play due to ankle pain.
It is not 100% power, but New Orleans must win the final match to be held on the 15th after defeating Oklahoma City, a formidable enemy that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is holding out to continue competing in the playoffs with Alvarado.