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Solomon Hill of New Orleans Pelicans undergoes hamstring surgery

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill underwent surgery to repair a torn hamstring and could miss much of the regular season, league sources told ESPN.

Hill’s loss will be difficult for the Pelicans, who have little depth at small forward.

New Orleans was already under significant pressure to make the playoffs with a starting five that includes Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday.

Hill started 71 games for the Pelicans in 2016-17, averaging 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. He is entering the second season of a four-year, $48 million contract.

The 26-year-old played his first three NBA seasons with the Indiana Pacers, who picked him 23rd overall in the 2013 NBA draft. He has averaged 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his career.

New Orleans has struggled with its depth in recent years, losing several players to extended injuries.



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