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|
|November 4, 2016, 7:00 PM Central|
|Smoothie King Arena - New Orleans, LA|
|WRNO 99.5 FM|
|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)|
|100.2 (11th)||DRtg||102.1 (15th)|
|-7.1 (26th)||Net Rating||-5.4 (22nd)|
- New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns game preview
- Jrue and Lauren Holiday’s reemergence back on social media represents another step forward in point guard’s pending return.
- Dante Cunningham is suspended for tonight’s game by the NBA, hence the reason Terrence Jones is drawing the start.
- The New Orleans Pelicans have zero wins to date and a lot of holes to fill. Maybe it’s time to start giving Cheick Diallo some minutes.
- Anthony Davis’ watch through 5 games: 31.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.8 steals and 3.0 blocks.