In a positive turn of events for the New Orleans Pelicans, CJ McCollum is set to hit the court for Friday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. According to reports from Will Guillory of The Athletic, McCollum, who was listed as questionable with an ankle injury, has been given the green light to play. This news is part of a broader update indicating that key players, including Zion Williamson (quad), Trey Murphy (ankle), and Brandon Ingram (Achilles), are all available for the upcoming match.
The Pelicans, facing the defending champions, aim to secure a victory and maintain their position in the top six of the Western Conference. McCollum’s resilience is evident as he transitions from a questionable status to probable, showcasing his determination to contribute to the team’s success.
Since returning from an extended absence in November, McCollum has been a vital asset to the Pelicans, averaging 19.1 points, 4.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 3.6 made threes per game. With the team approaching full strength for this game, fans can anticipate a return to regular rotations and minutes for the players.
There is no indication of restrictions for McCollum and the others, and the Pelicans are ready to bring their A-game in the first leg of this back-to-back set. This news is undoubtedly uplifting for Pelicans fans, and the team is poised for an exciting and competitive matchup against the Nuggets.