Preseason Game 2: Pelicans at Mavericks

We're going to be seeing an awful lot of Gal Mekel. - Christof Koepsel
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The Pelicans hit the road to Texas again, this time to take on the Dallas Mavericks. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 CT and won't be televised either nationally or locally - as Icebird pointed out in this morning's comments section, it's odd that a person in New Zealand has better access to the Pelicans than somebody living in the Crescent City.

With Gordon and Evans unavailable and Anderson also likely sitting, we'll be getting a chance to look at the folks that will be filling out the back end of the Pelicans' rotation.

Pelicans Probable Starters:

PG: Holiday

SG: Morrow:

SF: Aminu

PF: Davis

C: Stiemsma

Key questions: Can the interior defense improve after a woeful first game? Who out of Stiemsma, Withey, and Smith will gain the edge heading in to the latter part of the preseason?

Can Jrue Holiday bounce back from a truly awful first game? He'll have an easier time now that Jose Calderon has been ruled out due to a strained hamstring - I believe we'll be seeing a lot of Gal Mekel with Devin Harris and Shane Larkin both out.

Mavericks Probable Starters:

PG: Calderon Harris Larkin Gal Mekel? Gal Mekel.

SG: Ellis

SF: Marion

PF: Dirk

C: Wright

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