New Orleans Pelicans: Grades for blowout loss to the Utah Jazz

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Pelicans, Nickeil-Alexander Walker
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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz: Player Grades for the shooting guards

Shooting Guards

ERIC BLEDSOE. C. . Shooting Guard. New Orleans Pelicans

Eric Bledsoe was fine. He hit 2-of-4 from long range and played decent defense, but he also took some ill-advised shots in the lane.

He’s just “there” right now, not really doing much but not killing the team either.

This might be a good chance for SVG to change things up, move Nickeil Alexander-Walker to the starting lineup with Lonzo and see what Bledsoe can do off the bench.

F. . Shooting Guard. New Orleans Pelicans. JJ REDICK

Ho hum, another stink bomb for Redick, who must have hung out with Nicolo Melli in the offseason because he is starting to look like him.

Redick was 1-of-4 and was one of many Pelicans throwing up bricks from long range.

Redick continues to struggle this season and has been one of the big problems with the Pels’ bench and shooting.

. Shooting Guard. New Orleans Pelicans. JOSH HART. C+

Josh Hart finally hit a couple of 3-point shots, but he didn’t do much else. The Jazz guards did whatever they wanted all night and the Pelicans had no answer.

Hart did grab five boards but they needed his defense and he only played 25 minutes.

C+. . Shooting Guard. New Orleans Pelicans. NICKEIL ALEXANDER-WALKER

Nickeil Alexander-Walker didn’t shoot the ball well, hitting just 1-of-6 from downtown.

He had a couple of nice takes early on, one which he finished with a floater and another with a nice dish to Zion Williamson.

NAW has looked more comfortable running the offense and may be moved back into the starting lineup if Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe don’t improve.

NAW was one of the few Pelicans to actually compete on defense against the Jazz, though Mitchell still did whatever he wanted.