Without Zion Williamson, the pelicans of New Orleans end the decade with a winning streak: 20 observations arriving in 2020

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The New Orleans pelicans have won four games in a row and five of the last six at the end of the 2010 decade on a high note. After experiencing a tough negative franchise streak, fans are still filling the Smoothie King Center with positivity. The last few games have renewed the hope that all the goals of this season are still reasonably achievable. The team has four days to rest and regroup before a road game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Looking ahead to the next decade, these are the 20 best observations and storylines around the team that will enter the 1920s.

(1) Alvin Gentry’s layoff requests, or at least the countdown to the start of the time, may have been premature. The healthier the role, the more the team wins. Gentry is discovering its rotations, although it took longer than expected. Those spins are discovering the new defensive pattern, perhaps just in time to save the season and ensure Gentry returns next season.

(2) Aaron Nelson is a patient man who is unwilling to cut corners in the health and wellness program. Zion Williamson’s rehabilitation is only the most scrutinized example. The same patient approach helped Fred Vinson refine Lonzo Ball’s shooting mechanics.

(3) Zion Williamson’s debut will still be a big event. The New Orleans pelicans’ game against the Golden State Warriors has been canceled from the national TV slot. The exact date of Williamson’s return has not been released and may not yet be known. However, all recent signs point to a debut in January. Williamson is diving into the tutorials and will soon start some light contact action out of three.

(4) Jrue Holiday is not the MVP caliber candidate that David Griffin was campaigning for this offseason but he is the MVP team that pelicans need. The commercial rumors will continue but Holiday is too precious for the push to the team’s playoffs. Unless Holiday requests an exchange, there is no real reason to panic and send it to a contender for dollar dimes.

(5) Brandon Ingram is the rising young All-Star prospect that New Orleans pelicans hoped to gain in Anthony Davis’ trade. Ingram earned the honor of the NBA player of the week to end the decade. At just 22, Ingram’s peak is still half a decade away.

The best of Ingram is yet to come and matching all offers on the limited short free agent is almost a certainty. Unlike Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis, Ingram really seems to have fun living in New Orleans and playing fun basketball with these current teammates. New Orleans is in no hurry to make a move until it sees Ingram and Williamson in action together.

(6) Jaxson Hayes improves every possession. Learn something about every possession. The pelicans expected to have a great All-Rookie man with Zion, but they didn’t expect Hayes to play big minutes. It appears that Hayes will get beginner honors as he continues to earn minutes by writing Derrick Favors.

(7) Derrick Favorites made a lot of money by losing games. The immediate improvement of defensive cohesion after returning to training was an important part of this current streak. Favors offer a lot of offensive punches without the need to be present in the games. Its clever but lean game, combined with its strength, gives the pelicans a double double machine.

(8) Lonzo Ball found his shots more effective and avoided the rest, he also contributed significantly to improving the team’s game. Playing fast matters little if the team wastes items. The ball reduced turnover and found spot-up opportunities from three points, particularly the corner.

(9) JJ Redick is a veteran who understands the grit of an 82-game season. There is still hope that Redick’s playoff series can be extended to New Orleans. However, it is also an advantage for commercial deadlines if the season turns south again. However, he is helping to shoot pelicans in the rankings with the hope of leading a young team in a series of playoffs.

(10) Josh Hart expressed a desire to stay with the New Orleans pelicans. His play has fascinated him as much as his podcast. His hustle and bustle, the rebound and the timely shooting gave the technical staff reason to trust Hart as the rotation was perfected.

(11) Another losing streak and other players’ moving exchanges may be the only way Nickeil Alexander-Walker sees the minutes he expected this preseason. As the season progressed, Alexander-Walker was pushed further down the depth chart. He managed to average a couple of buckets (5.8 ppg), a couple of assists (1.7 apg) and a couple of rebounds (2.0 rpg) on ​​the nights he plays.

(12) Frank Jackson did not make a three point shot in December. He made six total shots for the month. He reached the line once, making both free throws. In the most recent six games, Jackson played less than ten minutes every night. It appears that its development has stalled and will no longer trust big minutes on a certain night. His stats are very similar to Alexander-Walker, which has the advantage of being brought by Griffin. Jackson is a project of a past regime that will take over a role, but not a great difference maker for the pelicans who move forward.

(13) E’twaun Moore has played more than 20 minutes in every game in this winning streak in four games. He published double-digit total points mainly for his accuracy from the bottom. Moore has 13-23 out of 3 pointers in the last four games. Its float is still one of the best in the game. The more he plays, the more the pelicans win. More Moore, please. It provides the team with a surplus of shots and is wise enough to play with its strengths while welcoming Williamson into the formation. Other players can solve that problem.

(14) Kenrich Williams is losing minutes a week and will almost be relegated to the bench after Zion Williamson returns. Ingram, Moore and Hart all jumped ahead of Williams as the season progressed.

(15) Nicolo Melli is still adapting to the NBA. He got stuck with what brought him here to start the season, but now he has to develop some new tricks to try and gain more minutes.

(16) Jahlil Okafor has shown that he can be a skillful role player in the right role. Other than that, its shape in New Orleans is still controversial at best. It’s a low-cost contract that gets dry, which is nice to have as a luxury bench. However, pelicans can only offer Okafor so much play time and it’s cheap enough to spark the interest of several rebuilding lottery teams. Okafor, another contract and a choice would be the easiest way to facilitate an agreement as a third team in an exchange.

(17) Pelicans have so many choices over the next decade that Josh Gray and Zylan Cheatham will not feel alone in Birmingham. Marcos Louzasda “Didi” Silva will likely rebound about another year before joining the full-time New Orleans pelicans. However, it will help develop players and fans when the team transfers their G-League affiliate, Erie Bayhawks, to Birmingham next season. The support provided at the back end of the roster speaks of volumes on the player’s development and team investment levels.

(18) David Griffin is laying the foundations for a franchise that can sustain success over the 2020s. Won’ Bow Bow’s motto is still growing on most people. It was difficult to convince any newcomer on the scene that the team was serious. However, the recent streak is the perfect example of what that motto stands for the team.

(19) Gayle Benson has the team in good hands which will enter the next decade. The Smoothie King Center is one of the best parties in town when pelicans are pulling back on wins. Pelicans still have a few weeks to play in the shadow of a great Louisiana football season. So the program becomes easier just as Mardi Gras starts. Pelicans may be able to gain sporting relevance just as the city begins to celebrate the coming spring.

(20) Please take a moment to consider opening the new decade with a donation to Carley McCord Memorial Scholarship.

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The New Orleans pelicans have won four games in a row and five of the last six at the end of the 2010 decade on a high note. After experiencing a tough negative franchise streak, fans are still filling the Smoothie King Center with positivity. The last few games have renewed the hope that all the goals of this season are still reasonably achievable. The team has four days to rest and regroup before a road game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Looking ahead to the next decade, these are the 20 best observations and storylines around the team that will enter the 1920s.

(1) Alvin Gentry’s layoff requests, or at least the countdown to the start of the time, may have been premature. The healthier the role, the more the team wins. Gentry is discovering its rotations, although it took longer than expected. Those spins are discovering the new defensive pattern, perhaps just in time to save the season and ensure Gentry returns next season.

(2) Aaron Nelson is a patient man who is unwilling to cut corners in the health and wellness program. Zion Williamson’s rehabilitation is only the most scrutinized example. The same patient approach helped Fred Vinson refine Lonzo Ball’s shooting mechanics.

(3) Zion Williamson’s debut will still be a big event. The New Orleans pelicans’ game against the Golden State Warriors has been canceled from the national TV slot. The exact date of Williamson’s return has not been released and may not yet be known. However, all recent signs point to a debut in January. Williamson is diving into the tutorials and will soon start some light contact action out of three.

(4) Jrue Holiday is not the MVP caliber candidate that David Griffin was campaigning for this offseason but he is the MVP team that pelicans need. The commercial rumors will continue but Holiday is too precious for the push to the team’s playoffs. Unless Holiday requests an exchange, there is no real reason to panic and send it to a contender for dollar dimes.

(5) Brandon Ingram is the rising young All-Star prospect that New Orleans pelicans hoped to gain in Anthony Davis’ trade. Ingram earned the honor of the NBA player of the week to end the decade. At just 22, Ingram’s peak is still half a decade away.

The best of Ingram is yet to come and matching all offers on the limited short free agent is almost a certainty. Unlike Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis, Ingram really seems to have fun living in New Orleans and playing fun basketball with these current teammates. New Orleans is in no hurry to make a move until it sees Ingram and Williamson in action together.

(6) Jaxson Hayes improves every possession. Learn something about every possession. The pelicans expected to have a great All-Rookie man with Zion, but they didn’t expect Hayes to play big minutes. It appears that Hayes will get beginner honors as he continues to earn minutes by writing Derrick Favors.

(7) Derrick Favorites made a lot of money by losing games. The immediate improvement of defensive cohesion after returning to training was an important part of this current streak. Favors offer a lot of offensive punches without the need to be present in the games. Its clever but lean game, combined with its strength, gives the pelicans a double double machine.

(8) Lonzo Ball found his shots more effective and avoided the rest, he also contributed significantly to improving the team’s game. Playing fast matters little if the team wastes items. The ball reduced turnover and found spot-up opportunities from three points, particularly the corner.

(9) JJ Redick is a veteran who understands the grit of an 82-game season. There is still hope that Redick’s playoff series can be extended to New Orleans. However, it is also an advantage for commercial deadlines if the season turns south again. However, he is helping to shoot pelicans in the rankings with the hope of leading a young team in a series of playoffs.

(10) Josh Hart expressed a desire to stay with the New Orleans pelicans. His play has fascinated him as much as his podcast. His hustle and bustle, the rebound and the timely shooting gave the technical staff reason to trust Hart as the rotation was perfected.

(11) Another losing streak and other players’ moving exchanges may be the only way Nickeil Alexander-Walker sees the minutes he expected this preseason. As the season progressed, Alexander-Walker was pushed further down the depth chart. He managed to average a couple of buckets (5.8 ppg), a couple of assists (1.7 apg) and a couple of rebounds (2.0 rpg) on ​​the nights he plays.

(12) Frank Jackson did not make a three point shot in December. He made six total shots for the month. He reached the line once, making both free throws. In the most recent six games, Jackson played less than ten minutes every night. It appears that its development has stalled and will no longer trust big minutes on a certain night. His stats are very similar to Alexander-Walker, which has the advantage of being brought by Griffin. Jackson is a project of a past regime that will take over a role, but not a great difference maker for the pelicans who move forward.

(13) E’twaun Moore has played more than 20 minutes in every game in this winning streak in four games. He published double-digit total points mainly for his accuracy from the bottom. Moore has 13-23 out of 3 pointers in the last four games. Its float is still one of the best in the game. The more he plays, the more the pelicans win. More Moore, please. It provides the team with a surplus of shots and is wise enough to play with its strengths while welcoming Williamson into the formation. Other players can solve that problem.

(14) Kenrich Williams is losing minutes a week and will almost be relegated to the bench after Zion Williamson returns. Ingram, Moore and Hart all jumped ahead of Williams as the season progressed.

(15) Nicolo Melli is still adapting to the NBA. He got stuck with what brought him here to start the season, but now he has to develop some new tricks to try and gain more minutes.

(16) Jahlil Okafor has shown that he can be a skillful role player in the right role. Other than that, its shape in New Orleans is still controversial at best. It’s a low-cost contract that gets dry, which is nice to have as a luxury bench. However, pelicans can only offer Okafor so much play time and it’s cheap enough to spark the interest of several rebuilding lottery teams. Okafor, another contract and a choice would be the easiest way to facilitate an agreement as a third team in an exchange.

(17) Pelicans have so many choices over the next decade that Josh Gray and Zylan Cheatham will not feel alone in Birmingham. Marcos Louzasda “Didi” Silva will likely rebound about another year before joining the full-time New Orleans pelicans. However, it will help develop players and fans when the team transfers their G-League affiliate, Erie Bayhawks, to Birmingham next season. The support provided at the back end of the roster speaks of volumes on the player’s development and team investment levels.

(18) David Griffin is laying the foundations for a franchise that can sustain success over the 2020s. Won’ Bow Bow’s motto is still growing on most people. It was difficult to convince any newcomer on the scene that the team was serious. However, the recent streak is the perfect example of what that motto stands for the team.

(19) Gayle Benson has the team in good hands which will enter the next decade. The Smoothie King Center is one of the best parties in town when pelicans are pulling back on wins. Pelicans still have a few weeks to play in the shadow of a great Louisiana football season. So the program becomes easier just as Mardi Gras starts. Pelicans may be able to gain sporting relevance just as the city begins to celebrate the coming spring.

(20) Please take a moment to consider opening the new decade with a donation to Carley McCord Memorial Scholarship.

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