Monday October 12th, 2015

New Orleans Pelicans backup point guard Norris Cole has high ankle sprain, team officials said before Monday's preseason game against the Chicago Bulls.

A timetable for Norris' return has yet to be determined. 

Last year, Cole contributed an average of 9.9 points and 3.2 assists in 28 games for the Pelicans after arriving in a Feb. trade with the Miami Heat. Cole averaged 8.8 points in New Oreleans' first-round playoff loss to the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Cole inked a $3 million deal as part of a qualifying offer in the offseason​

Tyreke Evans will primarily assume point guard duties for the team. 

Centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca are also on the team's injury.

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- Christopher Chavez

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