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:
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:
Calderon Harris Larkin Gal Mekel? Gal Mekel.