Report: Pelicans’ Tony Allen out another 2-4 weeks

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The Pelicans announced about a month ago Tony Allen would miss 3-4 weeks.

But his return isn’t imminent.

Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports New Orleans:

Pelicans injury problems. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Allen didn’t play a big role before getting hurt, but he came off the bench and played tough defense in spurts. New Orleans could use him at small forward with Solomon Hill also sidelined.

The Pelicans signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract. He’ll likely fill that role for now.

New Orleans (20-20) has a little margin for error in the playoff race with the Clippers and Jazz suffering from even bigger injury woes. But the burden remains heavy on Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.