New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts did not participate in Wednesday morning’s shootaround and is questionable to play against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a bone bruise in his left knee. Roberts injured his left knee with 5:23 remaining in the fourth quarter in Monday night’s 109-104 overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets. An hour after the shootaround, the Pelicans updated Roberts' status to day-to-day. Roberts was on the floor for several minutes being attended to, but he remained in the game before finishing with 17 points in 35 minutes. But Wednesday morning, Roberts was seen walking with a slight limp on his way to the locker room at the Smoothie King Center. He was not made available to speak by the Pelicans media relations staff after the shootaround. But he is expected to speak before Wednesday night’s game.If Roberts sits out, second-year guard Austin Rivers could start. Rivers will be playing against his father, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, for the third time this season.The Clippers have won all three games against the Pelicans this season, including a 108-76 rout on March 1 at the Staples Center. Roberts, who has started 37 of 64 games and is averaging 9.5 points and 3.3 assists, has not missed any games due to injury this season. The Pelicans, however, have been decimated by injuries this season.
Pelicans Brian Roberts questionable for Wednesday's game against Clippers
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Mar 26