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.
- Christopher Chavez