New Orleans Pelicans Starting Lineup 2019-20 Pelicans Starting Lineup

25-33, 4th in West Southwest

red-x Projected Proj

vs SA

1:00 am GMT, 3/19

Take everything you previously thought you knew about the Pelicans and throw it out the window. This year, their starting lineup is completely shaken up from the 2018/19 campaign and they are shaping up to be an incredibly exciting team to watch this year. After landing the first pick (Zion) in the lottery, fans eagerly awaited what would happen with Anthony Davis. One big trade with the Lakers set the Pelicans up with draft picks galore and a slew of new players added to their lineup, but no more Anthony Davis.

Starting Lineup

red-x Projected

Pos Player Rating G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
C Derrick Favors D. Favors
77
45 24.2 9.2 4.2 6.8 62% 0 0.2 14.3% 6.6 3.3 9.9 1.7 0.6 1 0.8 1.4 58.1% 1.1 2.2
PF Zion Williamson Z. Williamson
85
19 29.7 23.6 9.1 15.4 58.9% 0.3 0.7 46.2% 3.9 2.9 6.8 2.2 0.8 0.5 5.2 8 64.5% 2.7 1.7
SF Brandon Ingram B. Ingram
89
56 34.3 24.2 8.4 18 46.6% 2.4 6.3 38.7% 5.4 0.9 6.2 4.3 1 0.7 5.1 5.9 85.8% 3.1 2.9
SG Jrue Holiday J. Holiday
81
55 34.9 19.6 7.7 16.9 45.2% 2.1 5.9 35.7% 3.6 1.3 4.9 6.9 1.7 0.8 2.2 3.1 70% 2.9 2.3
PG Lonzo Ball L. Ball
82
56 32.4 12.4 4.6 11.2 41.2% 2.5 6.5 38.3% 5.1 1.1 6.2 7 1.4 0.5 0.7 1.2 56.7% 3.1 2

Most Common Pelicans Lineups

17 Games
PG: Lonzo Ball
C: Derrick Favors
SG: Jrue Holiday
SF: Brandon Ingram
PF: Zion Williamson
8 Games
PG: Lonzo Ball
C: Derrick Favors
SG: Jrue Holiday
SF: Brandon Ingram
SG: J.J. Redick
6 Games
C: Jaxson Hayes
SG: Jrue Holiday
SF: Brandon Ingram
SG: J.J. Redick
PF: Kenrich Williams
5 Games
PG: Lonzo Ball
C: Derrick Favors
SG: Josh Hart
SF: Brandon Ingram
SG: J.J. Redick
5 Games
C: Derrick Favors
SG: Jrue Holiday
SF: Brandon Ingram
SG: J.J. Redick
PF: Kenrich Williams
4 Games
PG: Lonzo Ball
C: Jaxson Hayes
SG: Jrue Holiday
SF: Brandon Ingram
SG: J.J. Redick

2019-20 Recent Pelicans Lineups

Game Result
3/11/20 vs NOP T 0-0 C: Derrick Favors PF: Zion Williamson SF: Brandon Ingram SG: Jrue Holiday PG: Lonzo Ball
3/8/20 vs NOP L 107-120 C: Derrick Favors PF: Zion Williamson SF: Brandon Ingram SG: Jrue Holiday PG: Lonzo Ball
3/6/20 vs MIA W 110-104 C: Derrick Favors PF: Zion Williamson SF: Brandon Ingram SG: Jrue Holiday PG: Lonzo Ball
3/4/20 vs NOP W 127-123 C: Derrick Favors PF: Zion Williamson SF: Brandon Ingram SG: Jrue Holiday PG: Lonzo Ball
3/3/20 vs MIN L 134-139 C: Derrick Favors PF: Zion Williamson SF: Brandon Ingram SG: Jrue Holiday PG: Lonzo Ball

New Orleans Pelicans Starting Lineup Analysis

Projected Starting Lineup

PG: Jrue Holiday

After enduring a season ending abdominal injury that put him out of the lineup last year, Holiday will return this season with a new supporting cast. Before his injury, he was averaging a cool 21.2 points per game with 7.7 assists. Those assist numbers had him rated at 9th overall in the league. Unsurprisingly, Holiday has dominated Summer League this year, putting up crazy points game after game. I wouldn't be surprised if shaking up the players around him this year puts him on pace for a career year.

SG: JJ Redick

Ah, JJ Redick, the guy you absolutely hate to see in the opposing team's lineup when you sit down to watch your favorite team. Not necessarily because he's dominant, but he always seems to get hot behind the arc at the most inconvenient (for other teams) times. He was upsetting opposing fans even back in his Duke days. As his stint with the 76ers came to a close in free agency this year, the Pelicans were able to scoop him up which I absolutely love for them. Having a player as dangerous behind the arc as he is with Zion on the boards will make for tough defensive possessions for other teams.

SF: Brandon Ingram

Coming over in the A.D. Lakers trade, Brandon Ingram will suit up at the small forward position for the Pelicans this year. Ingram's season was cut short at 52 games last year due to a shoulder injury, but before that he was averaging 18.3 points per game with 5.1 rebounds. He'll fit in nicely with this refurbished Pelicans lineup, getting good looks on the boards and helping the team power through offensive possessions. I like this pickup for the Pelicans.

PF: Zion Williamson

You would have had to have been living under a rock to miss the hype following Zion around his season with Duke last year into the NBA draft. Zion averaged 22.6 points per game for Duke with an astounding FG% of 68.0 on the year. His physical build matched with his sheer, raw athletic abilities are unlike anything we've seen in the game of baseball before. There's so much to say about Zion that there's almost nothing to say, if that makes sense, but just know that everyone around the country (and presumably the world) will be tuning into Pelicans' games to see how this kid pans out in the NBA.

C: Derrick Favors

After just having finished his 9th season with the Jazz, Derrick Favors will suit up in a Pelicans jersey in his first game of 2019. He's currently probably the weakest link in the Pelican's starting 5, but that doesn't mean he's horrible. He's a pretty average center who averaged 7.4 rebounds per game last year which put him at 48th overall in the NBA. His 11.8 points per game is nice, but it's nothing to write home about. If him and Zion can develop a good chemistry in the paint, I don't see this front court being stopped.