New Orleans Pelicans Game Previews
Great toe contusions are only partially to blame!
Kira Lewis Jr. leapfrogging Devonte’ Graham in the rotation should be considered ahead of Pelicans-Magic matchup
Fresh legs would be helpful for a roster that’s been without key components for a period of time
Trigga needs a bountiful number of shot attempts every game!
CJ McCollum, Naji Marshall and Jonas Valanciunas have been lights out over the last four games
Winning the first quarter could be key
The New Orleans braintrust is being mindful
The next six games will greatly test New Orleans
New Orleans is seeking their sixth straight victory
Zion Williamson, Trey Murphy and Dyson Daniels are all expected to return to action
New Orleans has a difficult slate of opponents ahead
Pelicans have perspective but are eager to make amends for several recent losses in matchup against Spurs
New Orleans has an opportunity to get back to their winning ways with four of the next five games at home
New Orleans’ best chance to end their 3-game slide is to cu
Tonight’s matchup is going to be a war!
Something to keep an eye on: several important statistics have slipped of late
Both head coaches hinted at what to expect in the immediate aftermath of Friday’s game
The New Orleans head coach will have the services of Zion Williamson for the first time against Phoenix. That’s big.
A couple of important players remain out with injury, but New Orleans is playing well in a key stretch of the season
Two early-season Western Conference elites do battle
Dyson Daniels has been a revelation, so much so he should remain a rotation fixture against Spurs and beyond
The 19-year-old’s defense has shined, but don’t overlook the other parts of his game that have helped the Pelicans win 7 of their last 9
Toronto thrives in the open floor. New Orleans cannot afford to give them too many opportunities.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is star attraction, but Pelicans would be wise to start prioritizing opponent 3-point shooting
New Orleans’ defensive rating may soon take a sizable hit if teams continue to receive a bounty of great looks from behind the arc
When they square off against the Grizzlies tonight, remember that the Pelicans are trending really well
New Orleans is hot, San Antonio is definitely not
Golden State finally won a road game. Time to get back into the loss column.
New Orleans is playing well, but Boston is entering on an eight-game winning streak
Chicago’s played just once since their recent loss to New Orleans!
McCollum rediscovering shooting touch would be timely with Zion questionable to play against Grizzlies
Memphis is expected to welcome back Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. against the Pelicans
New Orleans has struggled of late, but there’s reason to believe in a turnaround
CJ vs Dame, Hart vs former Nola teammates — Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup promises to be must-see action
Josh Hart friskily texted Brandon Ingram that he’s going to "lock that shit up"
To meet their own lofty expectations, New Orleans must start displaying the mindset and tendencies of a top 3 team