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NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to ride out the injury riddled roster they have right now for the rest of the season.

With Thursday's NBA trading deadline passing, the Pelicans have not made any late-hour moves, meaning their next deal won't come until the offseason.

The Pelicans are 23-30, eight games out of the Western Conference's final playoff spot heading into Thursday night's action.

New Orleans' has been hampered by injuries to high-scoring forward Ryan Anderson and starting point guard Jrue Holiday.

Barring a draft-day deal, the Pelicans won't likely have a first-round pick in this June's NBA draft. Philadelphia owns New Orleans' pick unless it falls in the top five.

New Orleans may have to rely on free-agency or offseason trades to bolster next season's roster.

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