Alvin Gentry Hints At Starting Lineup With Zion Williamson Out For Opener vs. Raptors

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Alvin Gentry Hints At Starting Lineup With Zion Williamson Out For Opener vs. Raptors
Alvin Gentry Hints At Starting Lineup With Zion Williamson Out For Opener vs. Raptors

The New Orleans Pelicans took a blow with the news that first overall pick Zion Williamson, the stud power forward out of Duke, is expected to miss several weeks due to a right knee ailment. Nevertheless, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry has to plan for the immediate future, including the team's nationally televised primetime matchup with Nick Nurse's reigning champion Toronto Raptors for the first game of the regular season. According to Gentry, veteran shooting guard JJ Redick will likely be inserted into the starting lineup, like in the preseason finale against the New York Knicks on Friday: The Pelicans' starting lineup against the Knicks included former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo

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