Didi Louzada looks set to make his Portland Trail Blazers debut against his former team at the Moda Center tomorrow night. The Brazilian wing has been listed as probable for the New Orleans Pelicans game, which may prove significant for the Blazers’ chances of gaining a second lottery pick this year.
Both Greg Brown III (left eye; corneal abrasion) and Didi Louzada (left knee recovery) are probable for Wednesday's game versus the Pelicans, which would be Louzada's Portland debut.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) March 29, 2022
Louzada arrived in Portland, alongside Josh Hart, in the deal that sent CJ McCollum to New Orleans at last month’s trade deadline.
The 22-year-old, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 35th pick in the 2019 draft before being traded to New Orleans. He then spent two years in the Australian NBL with the Sydney Kings, before signing with the Pelicans in April 2021.
The 6’5 wing has averaged 1.6 points, 1 rebound and 0.8 assists in his five games with the Pelicans.
McCollum will also make his first return to the Moda Center as a Pelican tomorrow night.