Per Alvin Gentry just moments ago, Derrick Favors, who was away from the team for personal reasons following the death of his mother, is back in the building but will not play. Instead, Jahlil Okafor will draw the start and be flanked by Kenrich Williams and Brandon Ingram to combat the tandem of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.
In response to the added length of the starting lineup, Lonzo Ball will move back to the bench. Jaxson Hayes will also join the group of reserves.
For more on tonight’s matchup — ie a solid rant on why JJ Redick, Jrue Holiday and the rest of the Pelicans must atone for the sad, sad loss witnessed in Dallas a few days ago, please give Zach’s preview a read.
Also, be sure to catch our latest roundtable featuring thoughts on the Pelicans most disappointing player.
Where To Watch/Listen
What: New Orleans Pelicans (6-17) vs Detroit Pistons (9-14)
Where: Smoothie King Center
When: Monday, December 9th, 2019 7:00 PM CST
How: Fox Sports New Orleans, Fox Sports Detroit