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Pelicans’ Jose Alvarado to miss World Cup for Puerto Rico

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado will not participate for Puerto Rico in the upcoming FIBA World Cup next month, it was revealed Thursday.

Puerto Rico released its roster for the World Cup and Alvarado wasn’t listed. The national team stated the Pelicans didn’t allow Alvarado to participate because of the stress reaction he had in his tibia that cost him the end of the 2022-23 regular season.

Former NBA guard Carlos Arroyo, who serves as the general manager for the Puerto Rican national team, stated an MRI performed last week revealed that the injury hasn’t fully healed.

Alvarado suffered the injury on Feb. 27 and missed the last month and a half for New Orleans.

In 61 matches, he averaged 9 points, 3 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

According to sources within the Pelicans organization, the move is for precautionary reasons with Alvarado reporting to training camp in two months.

During NBA summer league in Las Vegas, Alvarado told an ESPN broadcast about how much he wanted to play for Puerto Rico and potentially play versus Pelicans teammate and close friend Brandon Ingram, who will be suiting up for the United States.

The United States and Puerto Rico will match up in a pre-tournament friendly in Las Vegas on Aug. 7.

Alvarado played for Puerto Rico in the qualifying window last summer, averaging 21 points, 5.5 assists and 5 rebounds in two games.

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