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Quincy Pondexter to miss start of the season

Feb 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) is defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson (6) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Nets 102-96. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) is defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson (6) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Nets 102-96. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

John Reid of NOLA.com:

Pondexter underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in May and has not yet been cleared to resume basketball activities, so this shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

The good news for Pelicans fans is that Pondexter is looking to build on the great second half of the season he had in New Orleans last year. He averaged a career-best nine points and 3.1 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per contest, while knocking down 43.3 percent of his looks from three-point distance.

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