Lonzo Ball (hip) likely out for Pelicans through weekend

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball (hip) is expected to miss the next two games, per Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin.

What It Means:

Ball already missed the last two games and it looks like he will remain out for the Pelicans' back-to-back versus the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks on Friday and Saturday. Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been filling in with the starters and Kira Lewis has taken on a larger role off the bench during Ball's absence. Brandon Ingram has also benefitted from Ball being sidelined.

NAW is averaging 31.5 FanDuel points over the last two games while Lewis is coming off a 32.2-point performance. NAW has a salary of $5,300 on Friday's 11-game slate while Lewis has a salary of $3,500. Ingram is averaging 49.4 FanDuel points during Ball's two-game absence, more than 10 points above his season average.