New Orleans Pelicans: 1 question for each player at media day

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 15: Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 15: Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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New Orleans Pelicans, Daulton Hommes
Daulton Hommes #25 of the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

It seems impossible but New Orleans Pelicans basketball is nearly back.

Today kicks off media day and then training camp is right around the corner. This year there are going to be plenty of questions for the Pelicans players and front office.

The Pelicans dysfunction has been on full display over the last weeks, as reports emerged about a strained and strange relationship between David Griffin and superstar forward Zion Williamson.

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I think a lot of this is overblown, but it would have been nice for the Pelicans to make it through the offseason without the topic of Zion being unhappy and leaving constantly coming up.

How Zion comes into camp will answer a lot of those questions, but there are others we’d like to ask of him and the rest of his teammates. Here is one question I’d like to ask each guy.

New Orleans Pelicans: Questions for the two-way players at media day

Jose Alvarado- How can you help the team in training camp?

Jose Alvarado is one of the two-way contracts who is unlikely to spend much time with the team this season because of their logjam at guard. But he is a high energy defender who loves to get after it on that end, so I’d love to know how he views his role in training camp given that he is unlikely to make the team. Even if he doesn’t his defense and energy should push his teammates and I’d like to hear his thoughts on that.

Daulton Hommes- How confident are you that you’ll make the full-time roster at some point this season?

Hommes can shoot the lights out and has good athleticism, so he has a chance to get some run if one of the other Pelicans’ forwards falters or gets hurt. We know he can shoot, but is there anything about his game that would surprise us or give us reason that he might beat out someone like Herb Jones for minutes?

I like to see how players view themselves and whether they have a good balance of confidence and realism, so I’d be interested to see where Hommes thinks he stands.