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Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram highlight Pelicans injury report Saturday vs. the Heat

Point guard listed as questionable, forward probably for matchup with Miami. We break down how to approach the news in DFS and betting.

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Smoothie King Center.  Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Pelicans announced Friday a lengthy injury list prior to their matchup vs. the Heat on Saturday.

As you can see, ahhh yeah, it’s long. So Brandon Ingram (knee) is probable after missing the past two games, while Lonzo Ball (adductor), Jahlil Okafor (ankle) and J.J. Redick (toe) are all listed as questionable to play. Guard Josh Hart (knee, ankle) will remain out after missing Thursday’s game vs. the Clippers.

How Should You Handle the Pelicans’ Injuries vs. the Heat?

So Ingram coming back is good news for the team but not so great news for Jrue Holiday owners. Holiday will take a hit in usage with Ingram back and may not be as viable a DFS play. Though, he’ll still see plenty of minutes unless Ball is able to return. If all three of Ball, Redick and Okafor sit, Holiday, E’Twaun Moore, Kenrich Williams and Jaxson Hayes are the main beneficiaries. Frank Jackson would also see minutes behind Holiday as the backup point guard. Be wary though, this matchup vs. the Heat in Miami isn’t great considering they rank 3rd overall in defensive efficiency and have a strong rebounding rate.

Keep an eye on the news Saturday heading into tip-off at 8:00 p.m. ET.