New Orleans Pelicans: Who will be the Pels’ 3rd scoring option?

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New Orleans Pelicans: Devonte’ Graham has to be more consistent

Devonte’ Graham has shown he can have some huge games, as he did when he went off for 40 points against Brooklyn a few seasons ago.

Graham’s role was all over the place for the Hornets after they drafted LaMelo Ball, and his scoring lines often looked a lot like Lonzo Ball’s, where he would have a couple of big games followed with a couple of bad ones.

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Also like Lonzo, Graham relies heavily on 3-point shots to get his points, putting up 8.7 of them per game and hitting 37.5 percent, which leads to a lot of “all or nothing” type performances.

Graham has never played with anyone as good as Zion Williamson, so he is going to get a lot more wide-open shots than he did in Charlotte, so it is all about consistency.

Graham does not drive to the rim much or shoot a ton of foul shots, so it’s hard for me to imagine him scoring much more than the 14.8 he averaged last season.

Graham has been good in the clutch-time over his career, which is good news for the Pelicans, as they’ve been horrible late in games over the last two seasons.

There are also two wild cards who could step up and surprise some people as the Pels’ 3rd scoring option.