New Orleans Pelicans News: Rotation woes, predictions, and more!

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Rounding up some of the latest news involving the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2020-2021 NBA season

It’s been an up and down week for the New Orleans Pelicans. They started their season rolling with a win against the Toronto Raptors, followed that up with an ugly loss to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day, and recovered with a gritty win over the Spurs.

In that three-game span, a ton of storylines about this team are generating. Among the biggest is the Pelicans rotation. Do they have enough to compete in a tough Western Conference? Will they get better? And if not, can the front office improve the bench?

Some people have even said that the Pelicans should forget about the bench altogether. Instead, those people believe the team should aim for the fences and attempt to a disgruntled superstar like James Harden. Certain media outlets are even predicting it.

Oh, and how can we forget? Brandon Ingram was named the Western Conference’s Player of the Week for the first week of the season. This has put him in an early position to be a candidate for the MVP this season, obviously a trend to keep an eye on.

So that, a brief wrap-up, now let’s hit the links!

New Orleans Pelicans News From Around FanSided

New Orleans Pelicans: Is Josh Hart the answer at back-up power forward? 

[Pelican Debrief – Wilko Martinez Chachero]

"“Playing Hart at the 4 is a very valuable option for the Pelicans. It was a particularly clever move against the Spurs, who have embraced going small this season by nominally using DeMar DeRozan at power forward. By sizing down with Hart, New Orleans had a zippier, more agile defense against a demanding offense with plenty of scoring options.”"

New Orleans Pelicans: Rotation issues are making injury risks higher 

[Pelican Debrief- Nick Alvarez]

"“This is dangerous and something every fan should be keeping an eye on. If this rotation doesn’t get better we could be looking at the New Orleans Pelicans’ best players getting banged up for parts of the season, and no one wants to see that happen.”"

Why the New Orleans Pelicans may regret the 2020 NBA Draft 

[Pelican Debrief – Aaron Kellerstrass]

New Orleans Pelicans: It’s time to see if Will Magnay can fix the frontcourt 

[Pelican Debrief – Nick Alvarez]

More New Orleans Pelicans News Around the Internet

Brandon Ingram Named the Western Conference Player of the Month


14 staff predictions for the 2020-2021 NBA Season 

[ Bleacher Report]

"“Rejoining Kevin Durant may make a lot of sense for Harden. But ultimately, it will be the Pelicans with the best offer of young players (Lonzo Ball, Jaxson Hayes, etc.), veterans (one or both of JJ Redick and Eric Bledsoe) and draft considerations.”"

Why new Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy is speaking out

[Marc J. Spears – The Undefeated]

Hopefully, you fans out there enjoy getting caught up on the New Orleans Pelicans before they take the court against the Phoenix Suns in an attempt to move to 3-1!

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