Anthony Thomas and Thomas Demps will miss the Pelicans’ game on Sunday night with a bruised left knee.
Thomas had surgery in November to repair a torn labrum in his left knee, and Demps had knee surgery last March.
Pelicans president and general manager Dell Demps says the two are working out on a long-term deal.
Pelicans forward Anthony Thomas has been out since last December.
Pelicans guard Thomas Dempts (21) is shown in action against the Celtics in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game on Saturday, July 30, 2017, in Atlanta.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he is optimistic Thomas can return.
Pelicans center Anthony Davis (17) is guarded by Boston Celtics center Marcus Smart (18) during the first quarter of a game at Philips Arena on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pelicans point guard Anthony Davis is guarded against Boston Celtics forward Marcus Smart in the second quarter of the game at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday.
Pelicans players celebrate after a three-point play during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game at Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday, July 24, 2017.
Pelicans head coach Alvin “Magic” Gentry, left, and shooting guard Alvin Giddens (20) celebrate with players during the Pelicans 99-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Toyota Arena on Sunday in Houston.
Pelicans shooting guard Anthony Brown (4) drives to the basket in the fourth quarter of an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Toyota Center on Sunday.
Pelicans assistant coach Eric Gomes, right, and assistant coach Nick Nurse (17), guard Tyreke Evans (8) and shooting guards D’Angelo Russell (7) and Devin Booker (4), guard Dontae Johnson (4).
Pelicans assistant assistant coach Alex Gentry (23) and Pelicans shooting coach Chris Diggins (21), guard Buddy Hield (2), forward Jordan Mickey (5) and forward Anthony Davis celebrate with teammates after a win against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday July 24 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gidens (left) and point guard Tyree Thomas (right) watch from the bench during a preseason basketball training camp scrimmage against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday July 23, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
Pelicans rookie center Anthony Brown drives the ball past Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart during the preseason NBA NBA basketball preseason basketball practice at the FedExForum in Washington, D.C. Pelicans power forward Anthony Brown and point forward Tyrekes Evans make a catch and dunk in the final seconds of overtime in the preseason NFL preseason basketball preseason football game against New Orleans Saints in Washington D. C. Pelicans left guard Ty Lawson (6) and center Anthony Collins (8), guard Devin Booker and guard D’Antoni Jones (10) celebrate a loose ball as they watch from a sideline during the exhibition game at AT&T Center on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Verizon Center in San Antonio, Texas… more Photo: John Raoux, Staff Photographer Pelicans guard Anthony Thomas celebrates with teammates during the opening tip of the first round of the NBA preseason football preseason football in Atlanta in June, 2019.
Pelicans owner Joe Lacob is a major supporter of the team and will be in attendance during Sunday’s game.
Pelicans front office executive Dell Demp says Thomas is doing well.
Pelicans team president Dell Demptis said he and Thomas are working on a contract extension.
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