Addressing Nola.com, New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said that he had been meeting with his assistant coaches in an effort to reform a significant amount of last season’s offensive sets.
Given the significant changes to the Pelicans roster, changes in the playbook should not come as a surprise. New primary ball handlers Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans have drastically different strengths than Greivis Vasquez, while the likely increase in playing time for the Ryan Anderson-Anthony Davis frontcourt pairing opens several offensive opportunities.
Last season, the Pelicans averaged 88.5 possessions per game, the second slowest pace in the league. Expect the Pelicans to attempt to dramatically increase the pace going into next season in an attempt to take advantage of their newfound perimeter athleticism.