4:58pm: Hill has undergone successful surgery to repair the torn hamstring, according to a team press release. The team notes that this injury typically takes 6-8 months to heal, though it added that an official timeline will be provided at a later date.
12:08pm: Pelicans small forward Solomon Hill had surgery for a torn hamstring and could miss a significant portion of the season, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
New Orleans still has just 14 players on NBA contracts, so the team could return to the free agent market in search of a potential replacement for Hill. The Pelicans still have about $2.19MM left on their mid-level exception, along with their full bi-annual exception ($3.29MM). However, the club may stick to a minimum salary signing in order to remain below the luxury tax line.
As Bobby Marks notes on ESPN Now, the Pelicans could also create a little more room by waiving Jordan Crawford, who has a $250K guarantee for the upcoming season.
Hill averaged 7.0 points in 80 games (71 as a starter) in his first season with the Pelicans. He spent the first three years of his career in Indiana before signing with New Orleans last summer. He is under contract through 2019/20.
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And here we go again….
Looks like to me they’re a million change below the TAX line, not the hard cap.
Yeah, Marks said hard cap, but that doesn’t look right to me. His total team salary for the Pelicans looks slightly different than what I have to, so I just rewrote that entire paragraph.