New Orleans Pelicans Players that will impact playoff match-ups in April

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 23: Darius Miller
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It’s late March for the New Orleans Pelicans. Yet outside of the Tower of Babel-level Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, much of the Western Conference is undecided.

Currently, six games separate the conference’s three-seed and ten-seed, which means despite The New Orleans Pelicans have an 89% playoff chance, according to FiveThirtyEight, they could be facing one of nine other teams in the playoffs, with those being:

Denver Nuggets (39-33)

Los Angeles Clippers (38-33)

Minnesota Timberwolves (41-31)

Oklahoma City Thunder (43-30)

Portland Trail Blazers (44-27)

San Antonio Spurs (42-30)

Utah Jazz (40-31)

And of course, the Houston Rockets (57-14) and Golden State Warriors (53-18).

So for that reason, it’s time to see which Pelicans role players should be able to step up against each potential matchup.

And although some argue about the exact definition of a role player, in this article it means any active player on the Pelicans roster not named Anthony Davis or Jrue Holiday.