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Pelicans vs Suns game thread: Terrence Jones enters the starting lineup

With Dante Cunningham suspended, Alvin Gentry decides to keep to a smaller lineup with Jones.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After five straight losses the New Orleans Pelicans have their best chance at a win so far this season against the Phoenix Suns. These teams share a number a similarities through five games. Both are decent on defense, bad on offense, and struggling to convert behind the arc. That could result in a rather unattractive game, or one of these teams will start shooting like an actual NBA team.

Alvin Gentry is sure to feel the heat on his seat after just over a week of the season has completed. Will he stick with Dante Cunningham in the starting lineup? Switch back to Omer Asik? Or something more creative such as trying Terrence Jones or even going really small and sliding Solomon Hill to power forward? Anything might be on the table for a desperate coaching staff.

2016-17 NBA Regular Season

0-5 (0-3 Home)

1-4 (0-2 Away)
November 4, 2016, 7:00 PM Central
Smoothie King Arena - New Orleans, LA
WRNO 99.5 FM
Projected Starters
Tim Frazier PG Eric Bledsoe
E'Twaun Moore SG Devin Booker
Solomon Hill SF TJ Warren
Terrence Jones PF Jared Dudley
Anthony Davis C Tyson Chandler
Advanced Stats (2016-17 season) via NBA Stats
103.76 (6th) Pace 104.59 (3rd)
93.1(29th) ORtg 96.7 (25th)
100.2 (11th) DRtg 102.1 (15th)
-7.1 (26th) Net Rating -5.4 (22nd)

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Geaux Pelicans!