Plus there’s a Zion Williamson injury update
New Orleans will lean on Jonas Valanciunas
The starting small forward is out, but New Orleans’ primary center will make his debut
Gamethread: Valanciunas out against Wolves, Temple, Marshall and Hernangomez starting alongside Ingram and Graham
Zion Williamson continues to progress as expected
2021-22 roster appears set after expected Josh Hart re-signing, no marquee games for Pelicans during opening week or Christmas Day
Plus, New Orleans will appear in their last summer league game later today
Should be another fun one tonight!
What will Trey Murphy do for an encore after his 26-point performance in the summer league opener?!
Here’s to watching the developing New Orleans core strike the upset!
Game Thread: No Steph. No Zion. No Dray. No B.I. — a lot of players out for tonight’s matchup between Pelicans and Warriors
Who else is excited by the prospect of Didi, Kira, Jax and the rest of the young guys play big minutes?
Game Thread: Nickeil Alexander-Walker replacing injured Lonzo Ball in Pelicans starting lineup against Mavericks
Could Didi Louzada make his NBA debut tonight?
Game Thread: Missing three usual starters again, Pelicans’ role players must rise up to challenge against Grizzlies
New Orleans looking to sweep the season series from Memphis!
Game Thread: Ingram, Adams sidelined with Zion but Nickeil Alexander-Walker to receive limited minutes against Hornets
NAW to see action for the first time since suffering a left high ankle sprain on April 4 against the Rockets
New Orleans’ play-in tournament hopes hang in the balance!
Regular starting lineup tonight — will that be the trick for a win?
Game Thread: Pelicans’ “play-in tournament” starts tonight in first of three remaining matchups against Warriors
Can Zion, B.I. and the rest of New Orleans rise to the occasion???
Game Thread: Hernangomez starting for injured Adams again as Pelicans battle Timberwolves in Minnesota
New Orleans is 3-1 on the season when Willy Hernangomez has been in the starting lineup
The NBA’s L2M report from the defeat to the Nuggets stated that referees erred twice in the final minute, penalizing the Pels incorrectly.
Game Thread: Steven Adams available, will attempt to corral Nikola Jokic in Pelicans-Nuggets matchup
James Johnson will also be in uniform for the first time in four games
Game Thread: Willy Hernangomez replacing Steven Adams (toe injury) in starting lineup for Pelicans-Clippers matchup
L.A. will be without Kawhi, Pat-Bev, Ibaka and Kennard
If you can’t make it today but plan to attend any of the other remaining four contests and need a first dose, you’re in luck!
New Orleans’ two-way player has been one of the most pleasant developments of the season!
New Orleans says they’re going to lock in. Will anything change?
New Orleans has been really struggling from deep over the last six games
Needing a three-point booster shot and having another defender go up against Beal and Westbrook should dramatically increase the odds of victory
Both teams are going for their fourth win in a row. Only one streak will remain intact.
Did you know that New Orleans is in the midst of an easy portion of the schedule?
New Orleans needs to take care of business tonight in order to keep Play-In Tournament hopes alive and well
SVG is hopeful the star forward returns soon
I.T. should make his NBA debut since his hip resurfacing surgery last May
In other news, Isaiah Thomas is expected to sign a 10-day contract with New Orleans tomorrow
Game Thread: Without Zion, Lonzo — and maybe BI too, Nickeil, Kira and other Pelicans will have to pick up slack against Magic
A rebuilding team meets an injury-decimated one. Who wins??