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Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Recalled by Pelicans
Lewis was recalled from the G League's Birmingham Squadron on Monday.
Lewis hasn't yet made his season debut for the Pelicans this year due to a knee injury, but he'll be available for Monday's game against the Thunder after spending some time in the G League. Over 24 appearances with New Orleans last year, he averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 assists in 14.2 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Scores 19 in 22 minutes
Lewis scored 19 points (7-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding three rebounds and an assist across 22 minutes in Saturday's loss to Austin.
Lewis was rehabbing from a knee injury at the start of the season and has been playing for the Squadron in an effort to regain his conditioning. While that is the primary goal, Lewis' numbers will ultimately decide whether he's ready to move into the NBA or not. Three games is a small sample size, and the lack of consistency hasn't helped, as he's posted at least 18 points in two games but had a four-point dud sandwiched in between.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Scores 18 points in season debut
Lewis notched 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three steals, two assists and a rebound across 18 minutes in Thursday's win over Austin.
As expected, Lewis made his debut with the Squadron and had a strong outing, especially when factoring in that he didn't even hit the 20-minute mark, as he looked efficient from the field en route to posting the third-best scoring tally on the team. Lewis is expected to play several more games with the Squadron in order to regain his conditioning, which means it might be a while before he makes his 2022-23 NBA debut.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Debuting for G League club
Lewis (knee) is scheduled to play for the G League's Birmingham Squadron in the club's game against the Austin Spurs on Thursday, Jennifer Hale of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
Lewis will be taking the court Thursday for his first game action in 11 months, after he missed most of the 2021-22 season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. According to Hale, Lewis has been taking part in 5-on-5 work during practice for about a month, but the Pelicans may want to see him regain conditioning over the course of multiple games in the G League before making him available for his 2022-23 NBA debut. Once he rejoins the Pelicans, Lewis isn't guaranteed to have a regular spot in head coach Willie Green's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Assigned to G League
The Pelicans assigned Lewis (knee) to the G League's Birmingham Squadron on Monday, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
The move is a positive sign for Lewis' rehab, especially considering the guard is less than a year removed from the torn ACL he suffered in December of 2021. It's still not clear when Lewis will be available to make his 2022-23 debut, but he seems to be progressing well. He'll resume his rehab with the Pelicans' G League squad as he works his way back to full health.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Team option picked up
The Pelicans exercised Lewis' (knee) fourth-year option for the 2023-24 season Thursday.
Lewis is out indefinitely to begin the regular season due to a torn ACL that he sustained last December, but he'll remain under team control for two more seasons. Over 24 appearances for New Orleans last year, he averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 assists in 14.2 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Remains out indefinitely
Lewis (knee) won't play Sunday against the Jazz and remains out indefinitely.
Updates on Lewis' rehab from a torn ACL last December have been infrequent. It seems unlikely he'll be returning this month.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Out again Friday
Lewis (knee) is out for Friday's game versus the Hornets.
Lewis will have to wait to make his season debut while recovering from ACL surgery he underwent last December. His next chance to play is Sunday versus Utah, but there is no clear timeline on when he will return.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Won't play in opener
Lewis (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Nets, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
Lewis underwent ACL surgery in December last year and continues to work his way back to full strength. His next chance to suit up will come Friday against the Hornets, but it's possible New Orleans opts to shut him down for the first couple weeks of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Out again Friday
Lewis (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Pistons, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
Lewis continues to recover from an ACL surgery he underwent in December. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to game action, but following Friday's contest, the Pelicans have three more preseason games before they open the regular season against the Nets on Oct. 19.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Out Tuesday
Lewis (knee) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game versus the Bulls, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
Lewis is still recovering from an ACL surgery he underwent in December. It is still unclear if he will be able to return for the Pelicans' regular-season start Oct. 19. With Lewis and Brandon Ingram out Tuesday, Naji Marshall will start.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Still rehabbing
Lewis (knee) isn't cleared for 5-on-5 work ahead of training camp, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Lewis underwent surgery in December last year to repair a torn ACL and a Grade 2 MCL sprain of his right knee. It's unclear if he's in danger of missing the start of the regular season, which begins Oct. 19, but it sounds like he still has a few steps to clear before being ready for game action.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Tears ACL, sprains MCL
Lewis suffered a season-ending torn ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain of his right knee during the second quarter of Wednesday's 120-114 loss to the Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The second-year guard will likely undergo surgery in the near future and conclude his season with averages of 5.9 points, 2.0 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game over 24 appearances. Given the nature of his knee injury, Lewis' absence could extend into the early portion of the 2022-23 campaign. In place of Lewis, both Tomas Satoransky and Garrett Temple could see slight boosts in playing time on the second unit after the two combined to play only 17 minutes against Denver.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Will not return Wednesday
Lewis (knee) will not return to Wednesday's matchup with the Nuggets.
Lewis has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain after exiting the game in the first half. The 20-year-old guard should be considered questionable for Friday's contest with the Pistons.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Logs 16 points, three steals
Lewis logged 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and three steals across 23 minutes during a 94-81 win Friday against the Clippers.
Lewis' 16 points and three steals were his season bests. But despite those impressive tallies, fantasy managers should not consider having him in their team unless he consistently supplies value. Lewis averaged 4.3 points and logged less than five steals across his previous 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Kira Lewis: Third-year-option exercised
Lewis' third-year option was exercised by the Pelicans on Wednesday.
After averaging 6.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 16.7 minutes per game during his rookie season, Lewis' third-year option was exercised by the team. The Alabama product will now be officially under contract with the Pelicans for the 2022-23 season. With the departure of Lonzo Ball, Lewis is seemingly in line to receive more minutes at point guard for New Orleans this season.... See More ... See Less
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