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Top E.J. Liddell News

  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Team-high 23 points

    Liddell registered 23 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-8 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes during Sunday's 117-114 Summer League loss to the 76ers.

    Liddell was efficient from the field and capitalized on numerous trips to the free-throw line en route to a team-high 23 points. Across his first three matchups in Vegas, the second-year big out of Ohio State averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per game.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Contract converted to standard deal

    Liddell had his two-way contract converted to a standard deal Thursday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Liddell inked a two-way contract with New Orleans in October of 2022 but missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL. However, he'll be full go for Summer League this year and has agreed to a three-year contract with the Pelicans that includes a team option for the final year.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Full go for Summer League

    Liddell (knee) is full go for Summer League, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Liddell, a 2022 second-round pick, missed his entire rookie season while rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered last summer, but he's back to participating in 5-on-5 drills and will play in as many games as possible over the next two weeks. In his final season at Ohio State, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.6 blocks en route to First Team All-Big Ten honors.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Signs two-way contract

    Liddell (knee) signed a two-way contract with the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Liddell was the 41st overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft but sustained a torn ACL during the Summer League in mid-July. He'll be forced to miss significant time but has agreed to terms on his rookie deal with New Orleans.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Undergoes surgery on ACL

    Liddell (knee) underwent surgery on his torn right ACL on Monday, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.

    Liddell remains without a timetable to rejoin the action, but he's likely destined to miss most, if not all, of the 2022-23 campaign. He suffered the injury during Summer League action after being selected 41st overall by New Orleans in the 2022 NBA Draft.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Diagnosed with torn ACL

    Liddell (knee) was diagnosed with a torn ACL on Monday night and will be out indefinitely.

    The rookie suffered the injury during the third quarter of Monday's Summer League game against the Hawks. Liddell was selected with the 41st overall pick in last month's draft. It's possible, if not likely, that he'll miss all of the upcoming season.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Exits without return

    Liddell exited Monday's Summer League contest against the Hawks with a knee injury and did not return, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    The rookie forward was helped off the court after an apparent knee injury in the third quarter and did not return to the game. The extent of the injury is still unknown.

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  • Pelicans' E.J. Liddell: Goes to New Orleans at No. 41

    Liddell was drafted by the Pelicans with the 41st overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

    The Ohio State product was a collegiate standout for three years after arriving in Columbus as a top-50 player in the 2019 high school class. As a junior last season, Liddell posted 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.6 blocks en route to First Team All-Big Ten honors. As a second-rounder, Liddell won't be guaranteed a consistent role next season, but as an upperclassmen he projects to be more NBA-ready than the average prospect.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Belleville, IN
Age: 22
School: Ohio St.
Experience: R