4 Pelicans who could get axed from Willie Green's postseason rotation

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3. Jose Alvarado

Jose Alvarado is the true definition of a pest. Every team would love to have him on their team and every team is annoyed when they have to face him.

Alvarado doesn't back down from any challenge (or player) and his toughness exceeds his 6-foot frame. In many regards, he's a poor man's Patrick Beverley. 

Although his long-range shot isn't as reliable as Beverley's and his defense isn't quite as stellar as prime Pat Bev. However, he gives full effort until the final whistle, which has caused him several enemies around the league.

And his tactic of intentionally being completely out of the play, only to come back and get come-from-behind steals is absolutely brilliant. 

Except for his opponents, because they have to keep their head on a swivel at all times. 

Alvarado's presence in the lineup compromises size, which can be problematic in the postseason, as players can shoot right over him. This is especially problematic in the Western Conference, as there are a number of teams that present challenges for the Pelicans.

And it remains to be seen whether his outside shot is here to stay, as he was just shooting 29 percent from deep two short seasons ago.

It wouldn't be a surprise to see Green pull Alvarado from the lineup during the Pels' postseason run.