Pelicans forward Mirotic to miss more time, Gentry says

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The injury woes for the New Orleans Pelicans continue, as the team is already missing star Anthony Davis with a finger injury, and now forward Nikola Mirotic is going to miss time with an injury.

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stated on Thursday that Mirotic "will likely be re-evaluated in the next few days but it 'could be a while with him,'" according to a tweet from Andrew Lopez of

Injuries are nothing new for Mirotic, as he's missed a portion of the season with injury, and now he's going to be on the shelf again.

The 2011 first-round pick of the Houston Rockets has played in 32 games thus far for the 22-27 Pelicans, who are sitting in the 12th spot in the Western Conference.

In the 32 games for New Orleans, Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The injury likely will mean even more playing time for Jahlil Okafor.

Okafor has stepped in and played great for New Orleans with Mirotic on the shelf, putting up 18.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game this season.