Even after an awful performance in the bubble, the New Orleans Pelicans should stick with their backcourt
Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball give the New Orleans Pelicans one of the best backcourts in the NBA. Yes, they do need to improve in certain areas to join the elite backcourts we see in Golden State and Houston, but when the Ball-Holiday duo is clicking they become something the Pelicans can build around.
After the teams’ poor showing in the bubble though, New Orleans Pelicans fans started calling for changes to their backcourt. It began with the team dismissing Alvin Gentry from his coaching duties, ever since then all I’ve seen have been fans posting about moving on from either Ball or Holiday. I don’t get it!
The New Orleans Pelicans weren’t fully healthy throughout this season and when they were, their starting five was the second-best lineup in the NBA behind the Thunder three-guard lineup. The organization may want to see what a different coach can do with this group, and for that reason, I’m arguing that the Pelicans should keep their backcourt together.